Say that again?
You're telling me there is an entire afternoon that is recognized by practically everyone in North America—an afternoon when it is acceptable, nay expected that you leave your house and walk all over the neighborhood, a night when not only will your neighbors be outside to talk to you, but you are allowed to knock on their doors and talk to them with your entire family?
Wait! There's more!
Not only are you expected to walk to your neighbors' houses with your family and knock on their doors...but they give you candy for doing it!
Unbelievable...why have churches been running from this day? Why have we been working so hard to create alternatives while our neighbors roll out the welcome mats for our arrival?
Isn't it ironic the holiday labeled by many Christians to be ungodly
is the very same holiday that puts us closer in line with the mission of God—to move out from our homes into our neighborhoods, loving and serving and building relationships with others.
I know one thing: I go knocking on people's doors on Nov. 1, and I get curious eyes looking through the blinds to see who is knocking; but one day earlier, I am greeted with smiles, conversation and candy!
Halloween was made for the church. We cannot
miss this opportunity—and did I mention candy?BryanDupuis.comTwitter: BryanDupuis