There is an amazing image at APOD today, a representation of the “Observable Universe”.
There is something simultaneously elevating and visceral about this image, forward looking and yet primitive.
I have a sense that the cosmos is so large because God, who uses material things to bring us to transforming mystery, wanted us to have some way to think about His being omnipotent and eternal. Technology develops, because our minds are a little less than the angels, Therefore, in the miraculous image of Our Lady on the tilma, and in the Shroud of Turin, we keep discovering smaller and smaller wonders. Macro and micro.