I Don't Know How to Love Him
Saturday 9: I Don't Know How to Love Him (1971)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) This song is from Jesus Christ, Superstar. Though now a beloved classic, the play was controversial when it first premiered. Can you think of something else that originally made people uncomfortable, but went on to be accepted?
2) Jesus Christ, Superstar was originally developed as a "concept album," a collection of songs written to sequentially tell the story of The Crucifixion and Resurrection. Do you remember the first album you bought? Did you download it, listen to it on a CD player, your cassette deck, or record player?
I remember this song well because I thought it was a beautiful song, sang very well by Helen Reddy. So thankful that Jesus Himself has shown us how to love Him: “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). "And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us." (1 John 3:23)
A lot of language that used to be attributed to sailors, for one example, and much more in the way society looks at things that once were not acceptable.
The first record album I bought with my own money was Pet Sounds, by the Beach Boys and I played it on a record player.
3) When the album's songs were performed live in concert at the Pennsylvania Civic Arena, producers decided to stage it as a play and the rest, as they say, is history. Tell us about a really good idea you've had recently.
To replace our hot water tank in the attic with a tankless water heater.
4) Jesus Christ, Superstar is a truly international phenomenon. During a revival tour that began in 2011, it's been a hit with audiences in the United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Brazil, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Italy, France, Mexico, Chile, Bulgaria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Australia, The Philippines, South Africa, Panama, Colombia, Croatia, Bolivia, The Netherlands and Portugal. Besides the United States, which of those countries have you visited?
United States, of course, Canada, Britain, Italy, Mexico, France, Greece.
5) Peeps are big sellers every Easter. Would you rather have yellow chicks or pink bunnies?
Yellow chicks are what I buy. I don't know why. I think they're nasty. But the kids like them.
6) Jelly beans are also popular this time of year. One theory says they were introduced in Boston during the 19th century. What else comes to mind when you think of Boston?
Boston baked beans. Tea party.
7) We've been talking a lot about sweets this morning. The only holiday that generates more candy sales is Halloween. When do you eat more candy: Easter or Halloween?
Actually at Christmas. Fudge.
8) Easter lilies will adorn many churches this Sunday. What's your favorite flower?
Peonies in my front yard
A beautiful sign of Spring
The fragrance is delicious
9) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What makes you feel refreshed or rejuvenated?
A good night's sleep, followed by a cup of coffee while reading my Bible, followed by a hot shower.