Mahal ko na si Bono

12Mar08

Above the talent, kindness, his causes and above the genius who is himself… i love Bono even more after reading that he believes… :

Bono: Grace over Karma (got it here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/music/interviews/2005/bono-0805.html)

some excerpts:

..You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics—in physical laws—every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It’s clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. I’m absolutely sure of it. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that “as you reap, so you will sow” stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff.

…The point of the death of Christ is that Christ took on the sins of the world, so that what we put out did not come back to us, and that our sinful nature does not reap the obvious death. That’s the point. It should keep us humbled… . It’s not our own good works that get us through the gates of heaven….

[I]f only we could be a bit more like Him, the world would be transformed.When I look at the Cross of Christ, what I see up there is all my s— and everybody else’s. … So I ask myself a question a lot of people have asked: Who is this man? And was He who He said He was, or was He just a religious nut? And there it is, and that’s the question. And no one can talk you into it or out of it…

Bono’s probably the most famous rock icon of our time but he clearly does not fit in any stereotype. No TV-thrashing in hotels, cheering for drugs and angry hits during concerts. His acts of charity precedes Angelina Jolie and Leo DiCaprio. Likewise, there aren’t any “worship-me-for-i-am-god” or iamanantichrist goth drama. When I see (rather, hear) him, Bono disappears and the music comes alive. This perhaps is the true measure of an artist’s sincerity- to make what he means rise above himself. It’s a wonder how this ironically works to his advantage- he’s risen to superstar status without imposing it. 🙂 Bono, i love you!

Kudos for his courage to speak about Jesus and his faith while setting aside probable discontent from some readers.

Just an update for U2’s rumored concert here in Manila, I read from Inquirer that MTV Philippines and Smart are still negotiating with the Irish band although nothing is still definite. Yeeeeees! So the rumors do have basis! I’m willing to scrape my savings just to see them perform a few feet away from me.

For now, I might as well get a teaser by watching the U2 3D Show in MOA. Tickets are priced at Php500 starting this March. 🙂

U2 3D Show
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6 Responses to “Mahal ko na si Bono”

  1. 1 Jeff

    watched u2 3d sa IMAX. super sulit ang 500pesos! sana nasa Pinas ako by the time na magconcert ang u2 diyan.

  2. Не поспоришь, для тех кто шарит статья

  3. Камрад убей себя

  4. Наверняка, плохая новость

  5. Писака зачет

  6. Елки, для новичков заметка


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