father’s day and Bono

father’s day and Bono

the man who basically ended AIDS. I respected him before I read this, I respect him even more now. 

Bono: You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics; in physical laws every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It’s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. I’m absolutely sure of it. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that “as you reap, so you will sow” stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff.

just read the whole thing, it’s amazing to know that someone who has had such a drastically different life than we have had, who has been the receiver of millions of dollars and huge success, that he loves and knows the same things that we know about our god. 

In light of father’s day, I love his point about the old testament to new testament move. God as the father to God as the friend, savior, bridegroom. I think being in college shows that move in your relationship with your parents. They are you main sources of advice, your places of rest and comfort and affirmation. Our fathers raise us and then turn us loose on the world, they long to know us and to be known by us. what an awesome symbol.


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