Jesus did not put much stock in following precise rules to the letter, especially in religion. Instead, he taught more about living with a certain spirit in one’s conduct.
I thought of this when today I read something about Albert Einstein. The great physicist was asked which question, among all his inquiries into the mysteries of the universe, is the most important one to ask. He replied, “Is the universe a friendly place or not?”
In that question I hear the echo of Genesis 1, “and God saw that it was good.”
Einstein was not known for religious sentiments, but he was so clearly a spiritual being. He understood that our attitude toward fundamental questions make all the difference in our lives.
Many folks are fighting over how the universe began, claiming that their way–a literal interpretation of the Bible–is the only way it could be done. But that is so much less important than what we make of the universe we have been given.
I answer Einstein’s question with a strong affirmation, not because I cling to ancient texts for proof but because I see God continuing to create. In God I trust.