At the start of his talk today, titled “PEACE” (I’m not sure what it was capitalised, but it was in the email I got on Monday), Steve played the track “Peace on Earth” by U2.
It was really good to stop for a moment, at the start of a busy work day, and listen to something so inspiring. I am a musical person, and songs often have a deeper resonance for me than mere words can. This particular song has long been one that echoes my own internal groaning with regard to the conflict and suffering in our world. U2 seem to be particularly good at writing songs that do that.
In fact, they are so good at writing music that resounds with us at a spiritual as well as an emotional level that their songs are frequently used in church services. There is even such a thing as a u2charist, which was created by the Episcopal Church in the US. I think this is a genius idea, and one I’d love to experience in practice.
Has anyone reading been to one of these? What was your perspective on it?