The Singer and the Pastor

An video interview between Bono and Eugene Peterson

In a lakeside setting
the singer and the pastor
drink in the beauty of God’s creation
while sipping coffee
and feasting on the Psalmist’s nourishing
(tho sometimes salty) words.

It’s a candid conversation
about The Psalms
to which I was privy
(thanks to YouTube).

It’s a conversation
between Bono and his brother in Christ…
a bearded preacher
whose hoarse voice betrays a lifetime
of countless sermons
and encouraging words
to those he’s mentored.

It’s a conversation
convincing the casual Christian
and doubting skeptic
of the life-giving lyrics
of Israel’s ancient hymnal.

It’s an honest exchange.
No pretense or sense of celebrity.
An old man and a middle aged one
drinking coffee, eating cookies
and digesting “The Message”
while inviting musicians, artists,
poets and preachers
to savor the authenticity of God’s truth
with the taste buds of their soul
and praying that each will respond
with creative expression.

I’m so grateful this video visit
is going viral.
If you haven’t seen it,
I hope you will watch it.