The time is surely coming

Along the road they grabbed Simon “the New Yorker” as he was coming in from the field. They made him walk behind Jesus and tote his cross. There was a big crowd of people following him. There were some women who were sobbing and crying their hearts out over him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Dear sisters of the South, you need not cry over me. Rather, you should cry for yourselves and for your children. Because the time is surely coming when women will say, ‘We wish we had been barren and never had a baby or ever nursed a child.’ People will then begin to cry out to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ Because if they do things like this with green wood, what will they do with dry?”

Clarence Jordan
Cotton Patch Gospel