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Bono on the difference between Grace and Karma

Bono 2Here’s a blog I read recently on the Resistance and Renewal site:

“It’s a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the Universe might be looking for company, a real relationship with people, but the thing that keeps me on my knees is the difference between Grace and Karma…

You see, at the centre of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you; an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics – in physical laws – every action is met by an equal or opposite one.  Its clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe.  I’m absolutely sure of it.

And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that “As you reap, so will you sow” stuff.  Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff.

That’s between me and God. But I’d be in big trouble if Karma was going to finally be my judge.

Read the full article here.

No apologising

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15

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Here’s a blog I found on my Facebook page this morning.  It’s an interview with Bono from September 2010, so nothing new, but I hadn’t seen it before.  I thought I’d share it with you here: http://noapologizing.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/u2s-bono-interview-about-christ/
Absolutely spot-on in answering questions about Christianity in gentleness and respect.