Presentation on theme: "Junior Religion 1300, Section #"— Presentation transcript:
1 Junior Religion 1300, Section # Jonathan ChiacchereXavier High SchoolJunior Religion 1300, Section #Tuesday, January 27, 2009
2 Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend Empty Glass, 1980
3 Let My Love Open the Door The Background StoryWhen did I first discover or encounter this song?In sophomore year of college through my friend Ed WaheshWhy has this song stuck out in my memory?Refers to a growing relationship with God and a burgeoning relationship with my first real girlfriendThe refrain, easy to sing along toWhy did I decide to share this song with the class today?Simple message about the power of love
4 Let My Love Open the Door The Theme of the SongWhat is the theme (the religious or spiritual truth, deeper meaning) of the song that you would like your classmates to focus on today?Hope in God’s unfailing love for each personLove has the power to overcome our hard-heartedness, stubbornness, miseryLove has the power to brighten our daySpecial relationship with God – the only key to your heart
5 Let My Love Open the Door When people keep repeatingThat you’ll never fall in loveWhen everybody keeps retreatingBut you can’t seem to get enoughLet my love open the doorTo your heart
6 Let My Love Open the Door When everything feels all overWhen everybody seems unkindI’ll give you a four leaf cloverTake all the worry out of your mindLet my love open the doorTo your heart
7 Let My Love Open the Door I have the only key to your heartI can stop you falling apartTry today, you’ll find this wayCome on and give me a chance to sayLet my love open the doorIt’s all I’m living forRelease yourself from miseryOnly one thing’s gonna set you freeThat’s my love
9 Let My Love Open the Door When tragedy befalls youDon’t let them, bring you downLove can cure your problemsYou’re so lucky I’m aroundLet my love open the doorTo your heart
10 Let My Love Open the Door Silent ReflectionWhat question introduced by the lyrics or music of the song would you like your peer audience to reflect about today?Have you ever experienced the love of which the lyrics of this song expresses?A love that has the power to open a heart closed to the worldA love that has the power to overcome tragedy and overcome your problems
11 Let My Love Open the Door Closing PrayerSuscipe of St. Ignatius of LoyolaTake, Lord, and receiveAll my liberty, my memory, my understanding,and all my will – all that I have and possess.You, Lord, have given all that to me.I now give it back to you, O Lord.All of it is yours.Dispose of it according to your will.Give me your love and your grace,for that is enough for me.
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