“The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality
in our action. Our inner balances and even our very existence depend on it.
Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”
…Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Dr. Einstein was a very profound yet on the other hand very unpretentious in many ways. One fellow scientist memorialized him at his death saying, “He was almost wholly without sophistication and wholly without worldliness … There was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn.”
Raised as a non-practicing Jew and educated in his early years in Catholic grammar schools, Dr. Einstein became a self-proclaimed agnostic, one who does not deny the existence of God (i.e. Atheist) but denies the belief of a personal God.
However just a cursory look at his life easily reflects the protective and providential hand of God on his life. For instance in 1933 just as Hitler came to power in Europe, Albert and his wife were on vacation in the USA and never returned to his Professorship in Germany. In 1940 he would become a citizen of the United States of America where he was free to teach, practice and write at liberty.
Having said all that a closer look at the thought before us today would reveal that Einstein had a “seed” within his spirit that almost defies his self-avowed agnosticism. That “seed” of morality so strongly stated and lived in his life that can only point back to the morality found at the heart of a Morally, Righteous and Just God.
Our world so lacks the intelligent leadership that looks on morality in such high esteem as Albert Einstein did. We are a society dead set to run “hell-bent” on the concept of political correction coupled with the absolute authority given to human mind and heart. If ever a society so bankrupt of divine wisdom needed to be reminded of the Prophet Jeremiah’s words “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” it is ours today.
Without a doubt Albert Einstein was one of if not the most intelligent individual ever to grace the planet. As a matter of fact his name has become synonymous with that of being a genius. Hence phrases like “He ain’t no Einstein” or “Way to go Einstein” fill the slang terminology across the globe.
I challenge you this week to examine your heart…weed out the crab grass…dig up the roots of bitterness and then water the good plants of love, honor, respect and oh, yes morality…because you know “you don’t have to be an Einstein to know we all need it!!”