I wasn’t gonna post anything today; instead, I was just going to visit some of the 2,000+ entries that have piled up in my reader :/. Best thing I can do now is CLEAR it!
When I pulled up Heather’s blog, she had a link to Bono’s acceptance speech at the NAACP Awards. Trusting Heather’s judgment, I watched it. It’s easy to see why so many people love the man, not just his music.
A few of my favorite lines–
"True religion will not let us fall asleep in the comfort of our
freedom. “Love thy neighbor” is not a piece of advice, it’s a command.
And that means in the global village we’re going to have to start
loving a whole lot more people, that’s what that means."
"Because where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die…" (Regarding poverty)
"…whatever thoughts we have about God, who He is, or even if God exists, most will agree that God
has a special place for the poor. The poor are where God lives. God is
in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house. God is
where the opportunity is lost and lives are shattered. God is with the
mother who has infected her child with a virus that will take both
their lives. God is under the rubble in the cries we hear during
wartime. God, my friends, is with the poor. And God is with us if we
are with them…This is not a burden, this is an adventure. Don’t let anyone tell you it cannot be done.
Preach it, brutha! If he ever leaves music, he’s got a great "fall-back" vocation waiting in the wings.
HT: Weekend Fisher for the written transcript.