where is God? (and are we there too?)
God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child
with a virus that will end both their lives.
God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war.
God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives,
and God is with us if we are with them.
-BONO, lead singer for the musical band U2
-stolen from this cool person i just discovered.
don’t you just love rock stars? don’t you love it when they make you realize we’ve been avoiding where He is?
this morning when i told stories of recent travails in my ‘hood, someone recommended that i move out of there and to a safer neighborhood. i’m sorry, that’s just not an option, i thought. and if it had been in a more appropriate location i would have said so. but my soapbox, as i’m learning through scuffs and bruises, does not fit everywhere.
but here, i think the soapbox fits quite nicely, thank you very much. so i’m going to steal someone else’s quote of Bono, to remind us that We Are Supposed to Be Where God Is: and He is In The ‘Hood. y’all.