The Other I

March 20, 2011

“Do you believe in God?”

Filed under: Catholicism and other questions of religion — theotheri @ 1:54 pm

“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious…To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly:  this is religiousness.

“In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.”

Albert Einstein in response to a telegram asking:  ‘Do you believe in God?’

Sent by Herbert Goldstein, rabbi in the New York Jewish community.

Einstein added that  anyone who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe is akin to a snuffed out candle.

One does not need the mind of an Einstein to stand in awe.  Look at the face of a child, listen to a Mozart concerto, stand under the sky and watch the snow come down or the flowers come up.

Get up in the morning and be amazed.

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