October 11, 2005

So much more. . . in the name of love

More on love and loving .  . .

Heard this again over the radio this morning and it brought me back, way back.

PRIDE (In the Name of Love)
[Words: Bono; Music: U2]

One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Early morning April four
A shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last
They took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

In the name of love

This is one of those anthems that strike directly at the heart and moves you in many, many ways.  Sheer poetry but also unmitigated truth.

“What more in the name of love?,” Bono wails.  

So much more .  . .


Lord, I ask for the grace to ask myself, “what more in the name of love” so many more times than I ask myself  “why me or why now” and for the additional grace to be perfectly honest with myself.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lord, I ask for the grace to ask myself, “what more in the name of love” so many more times than I ask myself “why me or why now” and for the additional grace to be perfectly honest with myself.

-- so sincere and honest. nice :) this is strange. it's like hearing myself during my solemn moments.

DRE said...

I just not been selfless enough yet to ask "What more in the name of love?"....BUT I know, with His grace, I will get to say that one day.

Interesting thoughts, I must say.

-dre