Bono, the Irish lead singer of the band U2 and a co-founder of the advocacy group ONE and (Product)RED, is a a regular contributing columnist for The New York Times. Today in his piece “What I Learned Fom Sargent Shriver” – Bono captures what he saw as the essence of R. Sargent Shriver and the life-changing influence it had on him.
…His faith demanded action, from him, from all of us. For the Word to become flesh, we had to become the eyes, the ears, the hands of a just God. Injustice could, in the words of the old spiritual, “Be Overcome.” Robert Sargent sang, “Make me a channel of your peace,” and became the song.
Read the full Bono reflection here at the NY Times.