Happy Halloween

A black and white image of a cemetery for HalloweenI hope everyone has a happy Halloween! Today, October 31st, is the evening before the Solemnity of All Saints. In many countries, this day is a holiday unto itself, albeit more secular in nature that All Saints itself.

Today across the world, children will trick-or-treat, dress up in funny or scary costumes, and shiver at a ghost story or two. It is generally harmless fun as we explore the more eerie side of life and ourselves.

However, we also must remember the importance of the two upcoming celebrations within the Church, All Saints Day and All Souls Day. This is the time of year when we honor Christian men and women. This is a period of great celebration and meaning as we recall Christian saints and souls, those who are in Christ’s presence, and those whom we pray to be. In other words, if we understand their meaning, there is much, much more to do than just hand out candy.

Happy Halloween everyone!

About David Bennett

David Bennett is an author, speaker, and small business owner. He started ChurchYear.Net in 2004, along with his brother Jonathan. The site gets over one million visitors a year, and Bennett's writings have appeared in church bulletins, newspapers, and other media.

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