Waiting for Bono
Bono did well to quell the disappointment of U2's tour cancellation by speaking his mind on Andrew Denton's Enough Rope
. It's worth reading just for his answers to the problem of evil questions—a model in what might be called apologetic restraint.
Before U2 opened the Live 8 concert last year, a friend and I debated what song they'd sing. I thought 'Crumbs From Your Table', an impassioned plea to American Christians to feed the poor. It seemed obvious. But my friend thought 'Beautiful day', and she was right. It was a good corrective to my angry approach. Better to have people with you, celebrating the day and singing 'don't let it get away'
, rather than telling them first-up what black holes
There's a time for calling for repentance, and a time for trying to throw your arms around the world.
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