As I continue reading Pope Benedict XVI's Introduction to Christianity from 1967, I am in awe.
The Holy Father is a great teacher. Over the first hundred pages he has focused on what is Absolute and what is Relative and he does this in an engaging, contemporary look at the history of the Creed. His way of imparting knowledge offers abundant light as he guides his pupils down a path, slowly but surely, to an understanding of Truth based on the foundatation of what is Absolute.
What do we know absolutely about Albert Einstein's life, his motivations and his theories?
Well, first off we know Albert was driven by light (imaginatively riding a beam at the speed of light) that he was seeking enlightenment, and that all of his greatest accomplishments were intimately tied to light.
We also know that he maintained a lifelong "relationship" with God, although he was conflicted at to who by definition this God was in essense.
Furthermore, we know that his formal education began in a Munich Catholic School and that from age 6-9 he was the lone Jew among seventy Catholic boys; at the Peterschule he was exposed to the Fullness of Truth, Jesus Christ, the "Light of the world" through the study of the Catholic catechism. This formal training was supplemented by one-on-one tutoring from a distant unnamed Jewish relative that overlaid the Old Testament Light of Eloahim, the All-Powerful Creator and God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, on top of the New (this caused young Albert great confusion).
And we know he loved mystery and that he was motivated to deep religiosity (at least as a child).
Finally, we know he loved, married and collaborated with a practicing Greek Orthodox physicist, Mileva Maric. This 16-year "rocky" marriage that ended in divorce coincided with Einstein's "productive period," i.e., his fruitful years from 1903-1919.
While this all may seem circumstantial, it is just the beginning....the tip of the iceberg.
there is deep Truth that has yet to be given light.
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
See you on the High Ground!