I just started reading this book writen by Steve Stockman last night. I can't put it down. I read this quote from Bono this morning and it seemed to fit with my post Yesterday. This is taken from an interview Bono was doing with a guy he had been working with on a project.
"As with a vast majority of interviews with Bono, the God question was raised, and Jackson pointed out that it's a godless universe that Beckett depicts and this must leave Bono cold. Bono responds: " No it doesn't because alot of my friends are atheists." "It's lukewarm believers that drive me out of the Church. It's the big question, isn't it? If there is a God, it's serious; if there is not a God, it's even more serious."
This is the third book on U2 and their faith I have read in the past month. All of which have been very challenging. For us who profess that God is real, do we live as if we really believe it. If this condition of lukewarmness has engulfed the Church, no wonder faith is failing. If the idea of God is even less real to those who are not followers, they must not see any hope at all.
I want to wake up everday and say God, I'm in. Show me what you are doing in my world today. Let someone today, see you in me, in a way that gives them a glimmer of hope in this world gone mad. Because it is serious.