Bono's work as an activist, which is due largely to his Christian beliefs, began in earnest when, inspired by Live Aid, he travelled to Ethiopia to work in a feeding camp with his wife Alison and the charityWorld Vision, an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organisation. With regard to Bono's 2013 declarations in interviews published and videotaped of his faith in Jesus Christ, he states that Christ was either who he said he was, or he is "a complete and utter nutcase". As early as 2005, Bono was invoking this argument, identified as the "Lewis trilemma". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono
U2's "40" is based on Psalm 40. Sing a new song!
|40 Expectans, expectavi|
|12||You are the LORD;|
do not withhold your compassion from me; *
let your love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever,
|13||For innumerable troubles have crowded upon me;|
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see; *
they are more in number than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails me.
|14||Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; *|
O LORD, make haste to help me.
|15||Let them be ashamed and altogether dismayed|
who seek after my life to destroy it; *
let them draw back and be disgraced
who take pleasure in my misfortune.
|16||Let those who say "Aha!" and gloat over me be confounded, *|
because they are ashamed.
|17||Let all who seek you rejoice in you and be glad; *|
let those who love your salvation continually say,
Great is the LORD!"
|18||Though I am poor and afflicted, *|
the Lord will have regard for me.
|19||You are my helper and my deliverer; *|
do not tarry, O my God.
(Book of Common Prayer translation via http://www.bcponline.org/)