Just what legacy are we leaving behind?

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The Nobel Prize in Physics for the theoretical physicists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert and their work on the Higgs boson – apparently found at CERN in Switzerland. The opening of a centre at Edinburgh University to research Multiple Sclerosis, funded by the author JK Rowling in memory of her mother who died from the disease. And I could mention Michael Moore leaving the post of Scottish Secretary of State in a cabinet reshuffle.

Higgs boson has been called the “God particle”, because in theories about the universe, it suggests there is an invisible field where particles somehow gain mass – implying there is more to be discovered. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic will hopefully bring hope to those dealing with the disease. Michael Moore is a politician so life will go on. Not all of us get plaudits in this life. But these stories beg the question: what legacy are we leaving behind? How will our names be remembered? And what kind of treasure are we building up in heaven?