Pride by U2

One of the things we’ll look at in Mark’s Gospel this Sunday is how Judas tells the crowd armed with swords and clubs that they will know who to arrest because he will be the man that Judas kisses.  Although many bibles translate the word phileo as “kiss” in this context, it actually means “love.”  So really, Judas tells the crowd to arrest the man whom he loves.  In their now famous song “Pride,” U2 quotes this action of Judas in a song about doing things in the name of love.  While the song is intended to talk about Martin Luther King Jr., they are drawing on the theme of serving and saving others through love that was modelled by Christ and impacted Dr. King’s ministry.  Here’s something fun to hear as we reflect upon these themes this Lent!

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