Bono speaks my heart

Watch this, people. Please. Wow.


  1. CanadianCarrie says:

    He’s so great. I have always loved Bono!

  2. Quoted with tears: “Where you live should not be what determines whether you live or die.”

  3. Thanks, Mary. Awesome. I, too, love the line that Marian quoted above.

  4. How about this line:

    “Love thy neighbor is not a suggestion, it is a COMMAND……In this Global Village, we’re gonna have to start loving a whole lot more people.”

    Wow, indeed!!!

  5. Excellent! Thanks for sharing that. Bono sure knows how to “get his preach on” as they say here in Kentucky. 🙂

  6. Wow is right! What else can you say after that? Too bad he can’t run for President.

  7. true religion will not let us fall asleep in our freedom. we can be the generation that ends extreme poverty….. wow! Thanks for that.

  8. wow…just plain old “wow”. thanks for sharing. i missed it on tv.

  9. Wow, indeed… He is really an incredible person. I love what he stands for and the way he can ignite anger, courage and compassion in people. Truly inspiring. I finished reading the ‘U2byU2’ book a few months ago and although it is mostly about the band, it gave a great insight into the things Bono believes in and the relentless energy he has for the world’s poor.

    Thanks for posting the link.

  10. Thanks for the link, Mary. I also echo the “Loving thy neighbour is not a suggestion, it is a COMMAND” section. Wow.

  11. Mary, thanks for posting this. I would have missed it otherwise. All I can say is wow.

  12. Thanks for this, Mary! My husband is experiencing a spiritual reawakening brought about by Bono, mostly. We have every book written about U2/Bono and thier spiritual lives (well, the rocknroll part is really fascinating too!) We would have missed this speech entirely, so thank you.

  13. Great speech; very inspiring.

  14. I’m so glad to see this clip getting so much mileage in the blogosphere – this is where it’s at! Thanks for posting it Mary.

  15. Thank you for sharing this. It literally blew me away. I especially loved his line from Leviticus 19 (one of the most important chapters of the Jewish bible where many beautiful commandments are located – check it out) :”Love thy Neighbor is not a piece of advice, but a command.” He is 100% right. It is absolutely a commandment just as important as one of the 10 commandments.
    He is sure walking the talk. I admire people with his wealth and stature who take their precious time to make a difference.

  16. I am sooo linking this. Thanks for the perspective, Mary! I loved most what he said at the very end. 🙂


  17. Wow is right. Right on Bono!!!!

  18. Oh man….I love the last minute of it especially!!! We saw a bit of this show, and we saw Bono there, but we didn’t see his accpetance speech….we turned it off b/c of all the crazy clevage! : ( Anyow, it made me laugh when he said he was so white he was almost pink b/c Samuel says (consistently) that I’m pink : )

    Great, great! Thanks for sharing!!