Bono's got an op-ed in today's NYT about President Obama's trip to Ghana and speech that will take place tomorrow morning our time. It's well worth a read. I went to Ghana in 2001 and it changed my life. That trip helped me decide that I needed to be a minister in a local church. It's an amazing country and unlike so many horror stories in West Africa, Ghana is stable and thriving. (Take a look at the video ONE has produced for the occasion of Obama's visit to Ghana. It will give you a taste of this beautiful country.)
The op-ed is also worth reading, because Bono reminds us our debt to Africa as the birthplace of us all. That fact has not changed, even though Western nations have raped it of natural resources for centuries. Bono references the great theology of Desmond Tutu called ubuntu--"I am because we are."
He asks the question: "Could it be that all Americans are, in that sense, African-Americans?"
Grace and Peace,