|Performing Live From a Rooftop in LA|
One of the things that I love about U2 is that I find their art to be a prophetic voice. "Where the Streets Have No Name" speaks to the many places around the world that are overlooked simply because of poverty, crime and/or ethnicity. Places with no name, no voice. Yet, U2 plants their art squarely in the middle of such a neighborhood and sings of building up love and tearing down walls, bringing the desires and hope of Heaven to Earth. This is what great art does, I believe. It brings Heaven to Earth in the most unlikely places.
Seth Godin defines art like this: "Most art has nothing to do with oil paint or marble. Art is what we're doing when we do our best work."
How about you? What does it look like for you to do your best work? And beyond that, how can your art become a prophetic voice by helping to bring the desires and hopes of Heaven to Earth in some of the most overlooked places? The world needs you, and me, to bring our art where the streets have no name.