Monday, December 04, 2006

bono being bono

I know that this is old was last February when Bono spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast...and if you are like me, you have already read bits and pieces of this speech. But I had not seen video of it until yesterday. Despite being 21 minutes long, it is very good and worth watching. Enjoy.

An interesting addition to this video is this article.

It is about a new book titled: Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism. The author is Arthur C. Brooks, a professor from Syracuse University. In the book, Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals. I don't know about you, but I found that a little bit surprising and a lot bit interesting.

Maybe that has something to do with the 'higher calling' that Bono was talking about.

1 comment:

Flawed Follower said...

AMAZING! To have the gumption to stand in front of this nation's religious/political leaders and suggest that we must jump on board with God's work throughout the world proves that Bono serves a much larger God than any political party can shake a stick at. He just showed me what difference one person CAN make in this world. It's very refreshing and challenging at the same time. Keep bringing more blogs like this!