Friday, April 22, 2011

Thanks to Johnny Cash for "Were You There?"

—Good Friday 
Johnny Cash and Jesus Christ share the initials "J.C." Johnny Cash is an adopted son of my home state of Tennessee. Johnny Cash wrote a novel called Man in White, which I read as I began my journey to the Catholic Church. It is the story of the conversion of St. Paul, and it was so good that I couldn't believe Johnny Cash wrote it.

More on that later, perhaps (and on Johnny's correspondence Bible school diploma), but for now I just want to share a song that Johnny and the Carter family shared with us all to close the episode of The Johnny Cash Show on September 6, 1969.

A man of sorrows, singing about The Man of Sorrows...