U2’s Bono On Karma and Grace


Celebrities don’t always express their faith well, but it’s awesome to see how they glorify God when they actually take a stand. In the book Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas, U2’s front man does just that. Check out this excerpt from Bono talking about his faith:

“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.”

You can read more from this interview at The Poached Egg.

One thought on “U2’s Bono On Karma and Grace

  1. Love him or hate him there is no denying Bono’s desire to use his influence for the betterment of “man”.

    I read the book that this interview comes from and am encouraged by his boldness of faith and his not taking himself so seriously. Yes. I know MANY think he has a “messiah complex” & in turn rather than fighting back his critics Bono regularly chooses to make fun of himself about this characteristic he is accused of.

    Often I think “Well of course I would do what Bono does if if had his influence & wealth”.

    Then I have to get real with myself and recognize that I am not doing much with the influence & wealth I already have before me. I am convicted by his passion and I am spurred on by his faith in action.

    I was not always a fan of U2 or Bono. Sure I liked a song or two, but I was never convinced of their Christian musings. Then I read “Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2” and I was turned into a raving fan. That book played a specific roll in my continuing in my faith when prior to that I was apathetic at best.

    Imagine if we all, like Bono, started our own personal “One” campaign.

    A campaign in which we pick one thing in which we have influence and we go beyond where we are today. We truly and intensely love our neighbor. We seek the blessing and benefit of our enemy. We begin to create environments where people in our lives are brought life and not death.

    We don’t need the worlds attention, concerts, cool sunglasses, or meetings with the Pope.

    We just need to START.


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