Christians try to reconcile with mortality. They know that their body’s final destination is a deep, dusty hole in the ground. That is, unless you died in the Czech Republic during the middle ages, in which case your body’s final destination may have been a chandelier.
On the evening of Oct. 18, 2011, a retired Zanesville, Ohio resident, Sam Kopchak, went to check on his new horse. Reaching the small paddock behind the house, Kopchak noticed that something was wrong. His neighbor’s horses were more skittish than usual, running in circles around a dark mass. Squinting, Kopchak recognized the figure as a small black bear, rare, but not unheard of in Muskingum County.