"Now, if you know me fairly well you may be thinking: 'Oh no! She is going to write about Bruce Springsteen!'"

Long overdue catch-up: In the Jan 3, 2005 issue of Devotions: Weighty Matters from John 21:17: Sustenance for Christian Leaders, Rebecca Copeland turned her attention to how "God has placed weighty matters of mercy and justice in each of our lives. We can ignore them, like the scribes and Pharisees did, and Jesus will say to us what he said to them. Or we can see them as opportunities to participate in what God considers to be some of his most important work...." Her lead, and a topic woven through the article, is an analysis of criticisms of Bono from the Christian right -- about which she has some sympathy, but also a fine sense of perspective.

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