Friday, May 11, 2001

June 16 Magdalena Pualino (Bulacan)

"It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

In the olden times, God was considered as the "Mysterium tremendum et fascinosum."
It is a Latin saying which means: "God is the tremendous and facinating mystery." It
goes to say, we can never fathom the mystery of God. He is bigger, deeper, widen and
higher than us. It is also possible that in earlier times, there was a dimension of fear in
this God. It was Jesus who emphasized that God is a loving Father. Not only that, He is
also a Forgiving Lord. Hence God is merciful; slow to anger; and rich in mercy.

We know Einstein is a scientist; more precisely a physicist. Yet, his statement indicates
that he believes in the mystery of God.