Music and the Gospel: “Big Yellow Taxi,” Counting Crows ft. Vanessa Carlton; 1st Sunday of Advent

Whether a friend moves away or the open field down the street becomes a housing development, we often don’t realize how special the friend or the open space was until we no longer have them. We grow so used to God’s wondrous creation surrounding us that we easily take it for granted. It is important to treasure all that God has created in this beautiful world, and through this appreciation work to preserve our kin in creation.

Key Lines: “Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone / They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot”

Questions: What did you last eat or drink? Where does this nourishment come from? How does God’s creation produce this food for you? How do you show appreciation for these gifts from creation?





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