Written by Kris Kristofferson in 1972, “Why Me” was inspired by an impromptu invitation to church by Connie Smith. In a YouTube video, Kristofferson retells a profound religious experience. After hearing the song “Help Me” by Larry Gatlin and responding to an invitation by the preacher for anyone lost to know Jesus, Kristofferson first raised his hand, then found himself coming down to meet the preacher without even knowing why he would do such a thing. Once there, he was asked to kneel and as the preacher spoke over him, Kristofferson then began to weep. He had a feeling of forgiveness he’d never known before.
If you would like to listen to Kristofferson tell about his experience, and hear this heartfelt song, check out the source below.