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bono on the incarnation

December 11th, 2003 by Jason · No Comments

I’ve been thinking about the incarnation lately, and am trying to take a step back and see it from a fresh perspective. Anything can become mundane after hearing it enough times, and I’ve found that to be true with Christmas. I’ve heard so many times that the Son of God became incarnate in Jesus that the doctrine has lost its absurdity and ability to produce in me awe and love for a God who would do such a thing. This quote, from an interview with U2’s lead singer, Bono, captured the idea afresh for me:

That there’s a force of love and logic behind the universe is overwhelming to start with, if you believe it. But the idea that that same love and logic would choose to describe itself as a baby born in shit and straw and poverty, is genius. And brings me to my knees, literally.

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