Well I guess I kind of do understand where Mr.Einstein is coming from.
We were all born with a pure heart. We didn't know what prejudice was. We couldn't have cared more about our skin colour, ethnicity, religion or "beauty".
We were just newborns. Pure.
Now, we're kind of worn out. We're getting through each day and what we experience formulates how we respond to life and the people around us. Everyone has a different mindset, belief and a way of life. We're opinionated and in some way, prejudiced. Don't get me wrong but I'm absolutely sure that there has been at least one time when you were walking down the streets and you saw someone and go " Eww! Another homeless man. Walk faster or he might mug me" or " Thank goodness my thighs aren't as flabby as hers. How can she even think about wearing a pair of tights when she's so fat". What about the countless number of times that you have talked about someone behind their back. Or when you silently call someone "annoying" in your head. We are older now. And prejudiced.
I'm not saying that you're evil because you're prejudiced because then all of us would be evil. But then again, it depends on what you consider as evil. We are not saints so you can't expect the average us to be all dainty and sweet every single minute of our lives.
But if we were to consider evil as what Mr.Einstein defined it to be, then all of us are capable of evil. And that is my point.
It is very easy for us to forsaken God's love because of the way life is. We see innocent people starving and just hoping to make it into the next 24 hours because their country is war-torn. We see cases of murder and rape happening all around the world. Bodies are mutilated. Children and women are being sold. Animals are being beaten up. Why isn't God putting a stop to this? How then do we not forsaken God's love if this is how life is?
What I'm trying to say is maybe it is time we change the way we define evil. God isn't responsible for evil. God loves all of us. But we don't love each other as humans. That's where the problem lies. Evil only shows itself when there isn't love. Not just God's love but love on its own. And this is my definition of evil.
As humans, we all need love,no matter what form it comes in. Companionship, kindness, and even civility are just different forms of love that we show to to fellow humans and other living organisms.
Let's just take Voldemort for example. The actions he committed were deemed evil in nature. And he lacked love. He was an orphan who felt like an alien because he couldn't relate to anyone, but deep down all he wanted was love.
Harry Potter was different because he received love. From his parents whom sacrificed themselves for his sake. From friends who were willing to join him in his search for victory against evil, even if it meant dying in the hands of Death Eaters. From teachers who nurtured him to the best of their abilities and even his pet owl.
Beloved readers, if there was one wish in the whole wide world that I really want, it would be that everyone's heart is filled with love. And I hope that your heart is filled with love too.
Learning to love everyone,
Hermione Jean Weasley