Bono On The Psalms


U2 frontman Bono, when asked about the Psalms:

Yeah, well I mean look, David, first of all David’s a musician, so I’m going to like him. He’s promised he’s going to be king, he ends up playing harp for King Saul who’s agitated, and music will still him. So he meets Jonathan, they hang out together, it’s all going well. David must be thinking that prophecy by Samuel is all going to work out this is great. Next thing Saul tries to kill him, throws a spear at him. His life is turned upside-down and he lives and he has to run for his life. And in that cave that he hid on the edge of Israel is where he wrote the Psalms. We call that the Blues in music. And what is so powerful about the Psalms, as well as them being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the blues.

It’s very important for Christians to be honest with God. God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be.

Taken from his radio interview with Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly broadcast June 25, 2013.