U2 plays in Auckland this weekend and while I won’t make it to either of their performances I’m enjoying the chance to return not only to their great music but also to savour some of Bono’s inspiring reflections including this interview.
Most people think of the Ascension of Jesus as being a ‘departure’ moment. Jesus was here and now he is gone. We imagine Jesus going up into the clouds and the disciples waving farewell from below.
This is an unhelpful image.
It is essential that we understand what does happen and what does not happen in the Ascension event.
It would be easy to wrongly think that in his ministry showed us how to build the city of God on earth, and now he has gone and the mission is left to us.
Very real and very interesting
Awesome start to Friday. Thanks John. I love U2 too.
You’ve reminded me of what a great band U2 led by Bono still is. He’s an inspirational song writer. I’ve used the following conversation many times with students – Bono talking about the difference between grace and karma. Google it and discover how important Jesus Christ is for this rock star.