Music and the Gospel: Palm Sunday and “Pompeii” by Bastille

When we remember the passion of Jesus, we also remember the struggles and suffering that many in our communities face every day. This is a day to learn more about their needs, pray for them, and find ways to help. Like the story of Jesus’ passion, the song “Pompeii” reminds us of the need to strip away what keeps us separated from each other.

Key Lines: We were caught up and lost in all of our vices / In your pose as the dust settled around us / And the walls kept tumbling down/ In the city that we love / Grey clouds roll over the hills / Bringing darkness from above

Questions: What can distract us from following Jesus? What ideas or habits need to be torn down? What do you think Jesus’ death meant for his first followers? Where do we see the suffering of Jesus in our communities? In what ways can we respond to that suffering?

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