Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bono on Christmas

Its Christmas Eve and its been a little different for me this year. 80 degree temperatures do not make it feel like Christmas. My house is usually covered in various decorations and today I sit in a very nice yet bland rented villa. So in some ways it does not feel like Christmas. One thing that is similar are the shops. They are packed morning, noon and night. You would not believe there is a credit crunch!

Today we are going to Aquatica and Sea World sandwiching a trip to Discovery Church for their Christmas Eve services. It will be good to take time out to remember what Christmas is all about.

At MKCC we have just finished our series based on U2 songs so I was interested to read the following quote from Bono over at The Resurgence.

"On Christmas Eve Bono went to the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was once dean. Apparently he was given a really poor seat, one obstructed by a pillar, making it even more difficult for him to keep his eyes open…but it was there that the Christmas story struck him like never before."

“The idea that God, if there is a force of Logic and Love in the universe, that it would seek to explain itself is amazing enough. That it would seek to explain itself and describe itself by becoming a child born in straw poverty, in shit and straw . . . a child . . . I just thought: “Wow!” Just the poetry . . . Unknowable love, unknowable power, describes itself as the most vulnerable. There it was. I was sitting there, and it’s not that it hadn’t struck me before, but tears came streaming down my face, and I saw the genius of this, utter genius of picking a particular point in time and deciding to turn on this.”


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