“Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift, The Hunger Games (Songs from District 12 and Beyond), Universal Republic
Gospel Reflection for December 2, 1st Sunday of Advent: Jesus tells his disciples to be on guard, because our God is near. However with busy lives and lots of gadgets, it is easy to be distracted from God’s presence and the needs of those around us. “Eyes Open” reminds us to be ready to respond to the things that truly deserve our attention.
Key Lines: Keep your feet ready/Heartbeat steady/Keep your eyes open/Keep your aim locked/The night goes dark/Keep your eyes open
Questions: What do you think Jesus means when he tells his followers to “be on guard?” How can we be on guard for Jesus today? How do you know when God is near? How do you prepare yourself for prayer or mediation? What distracts you from the presence of God? What do you think about people who try to predict the end of the world?