Current Music and the Gospel: SPIRIT Xtra December 22

In Sunday’s gospel an angel challenges Joseph in a dream to trust God and remain true to Mary. Accepting a child he knew was not his must have challenged Joseph, but he chooses to trust in the words of the angel and protect Mary and Jesus from a life of poverty and insecurity. The song “Wake Me Up” reminds us of the importance of following a dream.

Key Lines: Feeling my way through the darkness/ Guided by a beating heart / I can’t tell where the journey will end / But I know where to start / They tell me I’m too young to understand / They say I’m caught up in a dream / Well life will pass me by if I don’t open up my eyes / Well that’s fine by me

Questions: How does Joseph change the world by following his dream? What risks does Joseph take to follow his dream? What dreams for your life are most important to you? What guides you when you are unsure what to do? How does being a younger person affect how people view you? What are the benefits to being young and how you approach the world?

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