Bono's Holy Discontent

Who doesn't love Bono the rock star and the social activist? If you don't love him, please don't tell me. I might cry.

Bono actually got his start in his life-quest of ending extreme poverty 20 years ago after performing at a day-long "Live Aid" concert. It was a celebrity studded event that was put on to raise money for Ethiopian famine victims. After that event, his heart was captured. Privately, Bono and his wife, Ali, hopped on a plane to Ethiopia to see first hand what was happening there. Holy discontent was birthed. That trip...

"forced him to stare into the eyes of starving children in Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, who didn't even have the energy to stand up to greet him. Bono's
simple response to that experience rekindled the firestorm that was deep in his
soul: 'I will not be in a world where [this reality] continues to be true.'" [Holy Discontent, Hybels]


I think Jesus talked about this when he talked about his followers bringing heaven to earth. I think it's called the Lord's Prayer. :)

There's a lot in this world that should move us to that kind of passionate, desperate, all-consuming action. I'll never be Bono. But I know I can be the best April Diaz at changing this world, bringing a little more heaven to earth, and changing the plight for some. Another reason "why" we are adopting.