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Jun 20, 2005
Monthly CD review---U2 "Atomic Bomb"

So, Bono can’t count in Spanish or rather he gets the order screwy….Never the less, U2 has done it again. What great collection of songs and an even better collection of their heart.

I won’t take time to argue one way or the other about the “Christian” aspect of U2—but I would state my opinion, “this cd is one of the most spiritual collections of songs I have heard in a long time.” And frankly I don’t care what some may think the songs mean…I think they sing them that we might find meaning for ourselves…

Of course you have heard “vertigo” and most likely seen the Apple Ipod commercials. Great song, and yes your “head can’t rule your heart.” But isn’t an encounter with the Holy something like vertical “Vertigo”, a spinning, a turning of everything you “wish you didn’t know”, but you “give me something, and I can feel.” Oh that more might “feel”.

And most have heard “Yahweh”—a great song of worship, transformation and change. And yes his blood, his love is a drop in the ocean—one drop that changes my shoes, shirt, soul, hands, mouth, city, and last but not least, what “no man can own, and no man can take, take this heart. This song is such a plea for transformation, it is the way to “dismantle” the bomb, all the bombs in our lives. Always dark before the dawn.

And City of Blinding Light is a new way of looking at life through the eyes of spiritual seekers. “The more you know the less you feel…
Blessings aren’t just for the ones who kneel, luckily”

My favorite is “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own”. When I first heard this song, I heard Jesus speaking to me—“let me take some of the punches”, “You don’t have to go it alone.” I tend to forget that Jesus walks with us and shows up in unexpected times in unlikely places. I want to tell others I am “hard enough”. What a freedom to know I don’t “have to be always right.” As I grow with Jesus, I am seeing him more often in the mirror, hearing him more often on the phone. Yea I know Bono is speaking of his “father” who died in 2001. Been there, done that. You don’t get over it. You learn to live with it and you learn to see behind it. You learn to see Someone behind it, behind all the bombs in your life.

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