A survival song

“This desperation, Dislocation, Separation, Condemnation, Revelation, In temptation, Isolation, Desolation, Let it go.” Bono.

I found this old video of U2 at LiveAid performing Bad. It brought back memories. I was there in 1985. The Wembley Stadium crowd reached almost 100,000. The atmosphere was electric. I still have the t-shirt. The event was organized by Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine disaster. It was broadcast across the world via one of the largest satellite link-ups of all time. Almost 50% of the world watched it. There was a great rise of hope on both sides of the Atlantic, and in the world. I’d like to see that level of faith, hope and unity rise up today to help us fight back the darkness.

Just for fun the isolated seal in the feature picture appeared on East Strand, Portrush about 2 years ago. Because this is my 153 rd blog post, I’ll partner it with the narrative of the miraculous catch of 153 fish as the third appearance of Jesus after his resurrection. Gospel of John chapter 21 :-).

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

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