3-Week Series: Double Blessing

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Don’t miss this: not even good, humanitarian performance fills up the soul! Bob Geldof was a British rock musician who decided to do something about the famine in Ethiopia during the early 1980’s. He put his own career on the back-burner and spent an entire year of his life organizing fund-raising events for dozens of famine relief organizations. He was the inspiration behind the song "We Are The World" and "Live Aid" event. His efforts helped raise more than 100,000,000 dollars toward famine relief. Later, Geldof wrote a book that sums up this experience. The book is called, "Is That It?" Geldof recognized that even though his accomplishments were significant, after all was said and done he couldn’t escape a feeling of unfulfillment. For more than a year the famine in Ethiopia had been his "reason for living" and after all he had accomplished, he realized that hardly a dent had been made in the problem of world hunger, and his efforts hadn’t brought him peace of mind.