Jesus: Wanna Get to Know You

This week’s “song of the week” for my 8th graders is a song from Shania Twain titled, Wanna Get to Know You. As we focus tonight on getting to know Jesus: his world, his words, his miracles, his people, and his death and resurrection, I thought this song would be appropriate. Here’s a sampling of some of the lyrics:

I don’t wanna hurry
I wanna take a lifetime to
memorize your face

Wanna know you all over
Till I know you be heart
Gotta know you with all that I got

[Chorus:]
I wanna know you that good!
Like no one knows you
Gonna reach way down deep in your mind
I wanna get to know you–
wanna get to know you
Wanna get to know you that good

Don’t wanna miss a minute–
wanna be right in it
Do everything you’re doin’–
go everywhere you’re goin’

Wanna know you all over
Till I know you by heart
Gotta know you with all that I got

I wanna know you that good
Wanna know your emotions–
wanna taste every tear
Wanna hear you breathin’–
feel what your feelin’
I wanna get to know
Know you that good!
Like no one knows you
Gonna reach way down deep in your mind
I wanna get to know you–

When 2 people are in love, they want to get to know one another. This is the mindset that I want the young people to have as we learn about Jesus.

About Joe Paprocki 2360 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

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