“Dead Hearts,” SPIRIT Xtra for April 8, 2012

“Dead Hearts,” Stars, The Five Ghosts & The Seance, Vagrant Records

Gospel Reflection:  No way are Jesus’ disciples expecting Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. His friends struggle with amazement, doubt, faith, and grief. We experience struggles in the mystery of our relationship with friends. “Dead Hearts” by the band Stars examines the struggle to believe in love and life that continues after death.

Key Lines: I could say it, but you won’t believe me/You say you do, but you don’t deceive me/It’s hard to know they’re out there/It’s hard to know that you still care/I could say it but you won’t believe me/You say you do but you don’t deceive me

Questions: How do you think the disciples feel when Mary Magdalene tells them she has seen Jesus? How do you think Mary Magdalene feels when Peter doesn’t believe her? What do you say when someone questions how you can believe in Jesus and the Gospel? Do you ever find it difficult to believe? Why or why not?

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