Paul David Hewson is an outspoken Christian activist focused on the justice issues of access to life-saving medicine, the elimination of extreme poverty and the forgiveness of predatory debt. He’s also the lead singer of U2. (You probably know him as Bono).
What does Bono mean when he says our opportunity to end extreme poverty — the kind that causes children to starve to death — has become instead a millstone around our necks?
If the imagery sounds familiar, that’s because it’s from Jesus, as recorded in Luke 17:2:
“It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones [children] to stumble.”
The root causes of extreme poverty, both here and abroad, are important to think about as we prepare to celebrate Harvest Home tomorrow, thanking God for another year’s harvest and collecting produce and canned goods in support of the Lowhill Food Pantry. Please join us!