Bono Shares his Faith in Prayer, Miracles and Jesus
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Apr 01
Interviewer Gay Byrne asked Bono who Jesus is to him and the singer answered that he believes Jesus is divine and rose from the dead.
“It’s a defining question for Christian,” Bono said. “Who was Christ? I don’t think you’re let off easily by saying he was a great thinker or great philosopher. Because, actually, he went around saying he was the Messiah. That’s why he was crucified. He was crucified because he said he was the Son of God. So, he either, in my view, was the Son of God or he was nuts. Forget rock-and-roll messianic complexes. I mean Charlie Manson-type delirium. And I find it hard to accept that all the millions and millions of lives, half the Earth, for 2,000 years have been touched, have felt their lives touched and inspired by some nutter. I don’t believe it.”
He continued, “I have no problem with miracles. I’m living around them. I am one.”
Byrne also asked Bono if he prays and how he does so. The musician said that he regularly prays to Jesus and prays with his family.
“I pray to get to know the will of God, because then the prayers have more chance of coming true — I mean, that’s the thing about prayer, isn’t it? We don’t do it in a very lofty way in our family. It’s just a bunch of us on the bed, usually, we’ve a very big bed in our house. We pray with all our kids. We read the Scriptures, we pray.
“Sometimes if we go to church on Sunday, we’ll go after church has ended, we’ll go on our own as a family for peace and quiet. And we’ll pray usually for people that we know who are struggling with something,” he said.
Publication date: April 1, 2015