Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from Exodus 19-20; Matthew 18:21-35
Wednesday’s: Exodus 21-22; Matthew 19

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) possessed brilliance, yet he understood the importance of not letting beliefs override truth. In his epic tome about the genius, Walter Isaacson discussed Einstein’s change of positions on military use in light of Hitler’s Third Reich. People accused him of being weak, indecisive, naive, and inconsistent, yet the physicist simply saw the truth of Hitler, a dictator frenzied with world dominance. The author noted Einstein was not abandoning logic to embrace his new way of thinking: “The charge of inconsistency would have amused Einstein. For a scientist, altering your doctrines when the facts change is not a sign of weakness.”[1]

Wisdom and wise counsel challenge us to let truth shape our beliefs.

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32, CEV).

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Einstein, Walter Isaacson, 2007, pg. 417.