Halloween: A Conundrum

A post from one year ago. This year for Halloween we’re going to be handing out coffee to parents, passing out White Fields stickers and roasting marshmallows over a fire pit and hoping to make some great connections with our neighbors, with the hope to form some great Gospel connections.
I love this question: “If Jesus can go straight to hell, stare death and devil in the face, win and come back alive, can you open your door to the 6 year old in a Batman costume and his shivering mom?”

The Longmont Pastor

Halloween is a conundrum for many Christians. Is it only a weird fashion show for candy, or is it something more sinister? Should Christians allow their kids to dress up in innocent costumes and go knock on their neighbors doors begging for sweets, or should we forsake participation in this whole thing altogether?

This week I read this post about Halloween by a Christian woman, which I found very insightful. She points out one very important thing: This is the only day of the year, when most of your neighbors are going to come knocking on your door. The only day.

So, what are you going to do?  Are you going to go to a church event far away from your neighbors?  Will you turn off the lights and refuse to answer the door? OR, are you going to use this unique opportunity to reach out to your neighbors?

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