Lenten Devotions: Day Seventeen
Friday, March 25
Einstein’s general theory of relativity suggests that light travels at a different speed in a vacuum than in real space, where large objects are present. Quantum theory takes us a step further, suggesting that the very act of observation changes reality.
We are never merely passive observers. Peter hoped to just be a casual onlooker during the trial of Jesus, but his presence as an observer changed the situation.
Objectivity is illusory. The pretense of neutrality is comforting but deceptive. Our very presence impacts and alters. The question is how.
David Maus is Upper Midwest and Plains field organizer at Bread for the World.
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