I decided that I’m not writing about Halloween this year. I’ve seen enough opinion pieces on it this year and here’s the thing – the world just does not need another one.
I will say this though; “This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24
So whether you gore it up or trick or treat as cute little puppy dogs or dress your family up in coordinating fare, whether you stay in and hand out candy or blacken the house and close the shades or harvest party until the cows come home, I want you to know that there’s no time for judgement. If you’re a christian then live within your convictions and live it well!
I don’t care whether you think it’s missional to join in the neighbourhood entourage or feel like its sinful even to mention the word Halloween, I want to trust that the Holy Spirit is working in you the same way as in me and that means you’re making decisions based on what you think is right and best for you at this given time. Sure, you might change your mind or do it this same way with your great grand babies but whatever it is I ask that we celebrate that this is the Lord’s day as any other day is and that we rejoice and move forward in that. Not judging, not preaching, not hailing our opinion as better or more right than anyone else’s but rather respecting each ones decision to celebrate this day as they see fit.
Oh, and try not to eat too much candy. Bahahahaha!
If you need a little extra reading for today I’ve written about how we do Halloween tons of times and how its evolved over the years. Clicky click below if you wanna!
Happy day, Homies!
A Practice of Avoidance – on having that child that’s just scared.
Either Way, It’s What’s Inside that Counts – on the heart of it all, whether you celebrate Halloween or choose not to.
Over The Weekend – A saga of one of our Halloween escapades.
And Now We Know – a little bit of info about all of those mini chocolate bars readily consumed this time of year and where it’s from. Read at your own risk!