Many people believe that Hallowe’en, (All Hallows Eve) which occurs at the end of this month, is a festival which celebrates evil, and Christians should not celebrate it. But that is not, and never was the point of Hallowe’en.
Hallowe’en is a celebration of Christ’s triumph over evil, and is a mockery of evil.
Little children dress up as ghosts and ghouls and the things that go bump in the night because they are supposedly the things that we should be afraid of.
Fear is a tool that Satan uses to cast doubt and worry into our minds.
Ghosts and Ghouls represent the unknown. We don’t exactly know what will happen to us when we die.
But as Christians, we have no reason to be scared, because we know that Christ died and rose to save us. We know we will enjoy eternal life in the company of the saints.
So when we dress up as ghosts and ghouls, we are saying that we are not buying into Satan’s plan to worry us with the unknown, we are making a mockery of him. We’re laughing at his powerlessness over us. We’re enjoying ourselves! That annoys Satan, because he would prefer that we were scared of death and scared of the Unknown.
Our annual commemoration of the faithful departed will take place on Wednesday 2nd November. During the service we will read a list of names of our loved ones who have died.
The list will be prepared as people arrive at church.
If you would like someone’s name to be included, but can’t attend yourself please let Caroline know (554245).
With Every Blessing,