That incorrigible Irish rocker Bono has just written a guest Op-Ed column in the New York Times. And he dares to proclaim that “Lent is upon us whether we asked for it or not.”
But wait a minute? Isn’t it Eastertide? Even the Orthodox Churches have celebrated Pascha! Where is Bono coming from, declaring Lent in the middle of April?
Oh, I get it… Bono is one of those pesky Christians who thinks there is no separation between spirituality and the rest of life. And he’s daring to suggest that the economic meltdown is just one big giant Lent — for all of us, whether we want it or not.
He also talks about the death of his father, the fallacy of thinking that the solution to the world’s problems is to export consumerism, and why “Not all soul music comes from the church.”
Take a few minutes and read the entire article: It’s 2009. Do You Know Where Your Soul Is?