“Paradise,” SPIRIT Xtra for April 1, 2012

“Paradise,” Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto, EMI Records Limited

Gospel Reflection: On this Sunday, we remember the suffering and death of Jesus. As we reflect on his suffering, we also call to mind the suffering we see in the world around us. “Paradise” by Coldplay reminds us of the suffering of those who have no safe place to turn to.

Key Lines: When she was just a girl/She expected the world/But it flew away from her reach/And the bullets catch in her teeth/Life goes on, it gets so heavy/The wheel breaks the butterfly/Every tear a waterfall/In the night the stormy night she’ll close her eyes/In the night the stormy night away she’d fly

Questions: Where do you see suffering in your Church or community? How do you show God’s love to someone who is suffering? When does loving someone cause suffering? How do you think God feels about suffering in the world? What do you think Jesus’ suffering teaches us?

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