Thursday, March 20, 2008

Another Challenge

I am a very non-political person but I was convicted recently by a printed version of a speech by Bono in 2006 at the National Prayer Breakfast.

"There is a continent--Africa--being consumed in flames. I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did--or did not do--to put the fire out in Africa."

"History, like God, is watching what we do."

I have a link to a website on my blog, ONE.ORG. I would urge you to take a look at the entire speech which can be found by a Google search and check out the web site I mentioned and keep this scripture in mind:

"Is it a fast like this which I require, a day of mortification such as this, that a men should bow his head like a bullrush and make his bed sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? Is not this what I require of you as a fast:
to loose the fetter of injustice,
to untie the knots of the yoke,
to snap every yoke and set free those who have been crushed?
Is it not sharing your food with the hungry,
taking the homeless poor into your house,
clothing the naked when you meet them
and never evading a duty to your kinsfolk?
Then shall your light break forth as the dawn and soon you will grow healthy like a wound newly healed; your own righteousness shall be your vanguard, and the glory of the Lord your rearguard."

Isaiah 58:5-8

I think we are being called to something a rock star.


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