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1 Jonathan Chiacchere Xavier High School Junior 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 Story When did I first discover or encounter this song? –In sophomore year of college through my friend Ed Wahesh Why has this song stuck out in my memory? –Refers to a growing relationship with God and a burgeoning relationship with my first real girlfriend –The refrain, easy to sing along to Why 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 Song What 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 person –Love has the power to overcome our hard- heartedness, stubbornness, misery –Love has the power to brighten our day –Special relationship with God – the only key to your heart

5 Let My Love Open the Door When people keep repeating That you’ll never fall in love When everybody keeps retreating But you can’t seem to get enough Let my love open the door To your heart

6 Let My Love Open the Door When everything feels all over When everybody seems unkind I’ll give you a four leaf clover Take all the worry out of your mind Let my love open the door To your heart

7 Let My Love Open the Door I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart Try today, you’ll find this way Come on and give me a chance to say Let my love open the door It’s all I’m living for Release yourself from misery Only one thing’s gonna set you free That’s my love

8 Let My Love Open the Door Let my love open the door To your heart

9 Let My Love Open the Door When tragedy befalls you Don’t let them, bring you down Love can cure your problems You’re so lucky I’m around Let my love open the door To your heart

10 Let My Love Open the Door Silent Reflection What 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 world A love that has the power to overcome tragedy and overcome your problems

11 Let My Love Open the Door Closing Prayer Suscipe of St. Ignatius of Loyola Take, Lord, and receive All 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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