I'm at peace and my mind is at rest.
I've found that since 2007 when I first came home to this blog and searched for updates on what is out there in cyberland relative to the Holy Eucharist and E=mc2 I am often surprised.
Historico-Critical Analysis of the Concept of Mass:
From Antiquity to Newton
Theological and Metaphysical Roots
In physics the word mass or its Latin equivalent massa came into common usage at the beginning of the 17th century. In his Lexicon technicum, John Harris states that "Masse, this word is used by the natural philosophers to express the Quantity of Matter in any body" (Jammer, 1964, p.7). In Latin masse means a lump of dough. Slowly the notion was generalized to signify a lump of anything. The Latin masse is derived from the Greek maza, where it means barley cake. In the ancient Greek literature maza denotes a kind of bread inferior in quality to the wheaten bread (artos).
If we delve a little deeper into the etymological roots, then things get somewhat murky. Divergent schools of thought emerge. One view is that the Greeks borrowed it from Hebrew, where it connotes unleavened bread. A dramatically opposite view is that the Cretan term found its way into Hebrew – courtesy the warlike Philistines.
"Sometime during the next few years a great discovery will be unveiled, with appropriate fanfare. The headlines will read "ORIGIN OF MASS DISCOVERED".
"The origin of mass is one of the most intriguing mysteries of nature."
A Higgs-Boson walks into a church, the priest says, "We don't allow Higgs-Bosons in here." The Higgs-Boson says, "But without me how can you have mass?"http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_En4TrWQcWAJ:www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/a7x4e/a_higgsboson_walks_into_a_church_the_priest_says/+humor+higgs+boson&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
I take these developments in stride, still hoping that someone better suited than yours truly will pick up on the breadcrumbs that I am dropping in the darkened forest.