Bono on Sarge: “What I Learned”

 R. Sargent Shriver – Peace Corps Director,  “architect” of the Johnson administration’s War on Poverty dies at 95.

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.

One Response to Bono on Sarge: “What I Learned”

  1. Publius says:

    Why should we listen to Bono? His words have no value.A few years ago he moved his business from low tax Ireland to an even lower tax haven in Amersterdam.

    He quotes the Bible saying we should bring the homeless into our homes whilw he has several large homes. Why doesn’t he sell them and give to homeless shelters.

    He has a charity which collected $15 millions in donations, but only gave to charities $185,000 while payig $8millions in salaries.

    Actually Bono relection of Shriver makes sense. The Kennedy family was just as hypcoritical. Taxing the middle class to death, in the name of social justice, while keeping their millions. Birds of a feather, flock together.