The courageous story of John Shear won the community vote last week. What about this week?
Largely unnoticed in European history books is the tiny French village of Le Chambon. Mountainous, impoverished, and easily overlooked, the small town of Le Chambon represents a miracle of compassion.
During the four years of the German occupation of France in the 1940’s, this sleepy town assisted nearly five thousand Jews, most of them children, to navigate Nazi-occupied France into neutral Switzerland. Under the leadership of a local minister named Andre Trocme, hundreds of ordinary Chambonnais risked certain death to rescue, house, and forge identities for the Jewish refugees of World War II.
This week my master, Don, is on his honeymoon with his new wife. He asked me if I would take over his blog today, and since I am a man’s best friend, I agreed. In the spirit of marriage, weddings and love I thought I would share about how I learned to love and be loved.
It’s simple really. I pretty much like everybody. I don’t like them instantly, though, but if they show the slightest bit of niceness I like them immediately after and I like them a lot. When somebody first […]