Saturday, August 12, 2006

Bono's Grit

Blown away.

That's all there is to say about Bill Hybel's interview with Bono at the Leadership Summit today. I should have just left as soon as it was over, ala George on Seinfeld.

Two decades removed from first seeing stupid poverty while he and his wife Alison visited Ethiopia after the first Live Aid concert, he is reshaping the global movement to end starvation, forgive debt and combat AIDS.

His stinging words of indictment about the whereabouts of the church early in the AIDS pandemic should be heard by all sincere Christ followers. And we wonder why so many people "Love Jesus But Hate The Church"?

Bono has certainly learned many a lesson, knocked on many a door, and risked all of his celebrity status to effect change on behalf of those who don't have a voice. It certainly encourages me that the movie Millions is our focus on Sunday at CoHo. Yeah God!

Isaiah 58
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

"Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind. Then when you call, the LORD will answer. Yes, I am here,' he will quickly reply.


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