2 results for author: Dave Chekouras


Lenten Thoughts

During this time of year, 2,100,000,000 Christians think about the life, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as they have over the last 2000 years.  It is echoed in many cultures and in as many languages.  What is the essence, the heart, the main point of His sacrifice as the Christian religion teaches about during Lent?  What are the most important things?  Christ was asked this by a scribe as written in Mark 12:30-31 who gave this insight:30 "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is ...

Somewhere near Detroit…

…a World War II veteran lies in a nursing home. Thoughts brighten and fade. The war predominates. “Jimmy and I made friends right away when we met in basic training. We ended up going to Europe together. Jimmy was always there by my side. We liberated Dachau. All that death. They told us we were fighting for democracy, our rights and freedoms. It seemed right. It seemed just. Besides, we had to do it.”“I’ll never forget that morning. It was cold, real cold. I said ‘morning Jimmy!’ There was no answer. I said good morning again. Jimmy didn’t answer. I reached over and felt that he was frozen. That was hard to look at, hard to know ...