This coming Sunday we will reflect on Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” in conjunction with John’s Prologue about The Word becoming flesh and dwelling with us. When the Truffula trees are chopped down, the Lorax comes to “speak for the trees.” When God’s creation is in need of restoration, Jesus (The Word) comes to speak for God and all of creation. Jesus revealed truth and grace through his coming, teaching, living, and dying. As you prepare for community worship, consider the following.
- “In the beginning” (John 1:1) reminds us of another beginning in Genesis. Take some time to read through the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2 as you think about the beginning of the Gospel of John.
- In “The Lorax,” Dr. Seuss helps us see the consequences of our actions. When greed controls our lives, many other people and creatures can be hurt. What are ways that you combat the desire to always have more (toys, things, money)? In what ways do your everyday choices affect so much more beyond yourself?
- In the Gospel of John, Jesus comes as God’s Word to teach people to truly become God’s children. All of creation belongs to God and part of being God’s children is caring for creation. What are ways that you care for creation in your own life?
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