"As she stood looking at it, wondering why there was a lamp-post in the middle of a wood and wondering what to do next, she heard a pitter patter of feet coming toward her..." (C S Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

U2 Bono Speaks at the Harvard university part 2

2 comments:

Jim said...

I am a conservative. I am the quintessential right wing wacko. As such I shudder and whence and the thought of being forced by my government to fix someone else’s problem. I am a human with a heart and a soul. More importantly I am a Christian. As such mine is to look after orphans and widows. Mine is to give my cloak and my tunic. I want to help Africa and others. I will do this with my hands, my heart, my mouth, my guitar and yes my wallet. But not my tax dollars.

It should also be noted that Bono is the greatest rock star in the history of the world.

Tom said...

Interesting speech. I thought most interesting was his comment at the very end: "human nature will follow where it is led" or something like that. Very true, and if it is true that apart from the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we are led by our own depravity and the devil himself, what does that do with his whole idea of debt repayment? Like him, I abhor the evil that has happened, but merely reducing debt only leaves a lot of dollars out there. For every story of someone who uses the money well, some will take advantage of it. We are in a loose-loose situation apart from the work of the gospel in people's lives. Therefore, while I want to 'feed hungry bellies' I even more want the gospel to be shared. I don't see how we Christians can do anything humanitarian without an explicit, overt, and primary emphasis on the proclaimed gospel. Of course, this must be done by those who have truly experienced Christ it lacks all power, but that is where our money should we send it that way.

Tom