I just wanted to say that Halloween is awesome. It is an absolute blast to be 27 and dress up for work. Heck, it’ll probably last all day.
Makes me sad that Christian’s blast it as the “devil’s birthday.” As if the celebration of the birth of Jesus wasn’t started by a pagan government that also promoted prostitution, homosexuality, and murder for sport in the coliseum. Poor misguided Christians. They just re-dress it up as a Harvest Party and ban anyone from wearing a sheet as a costume.
I think Jesus would trick or treat. He would take tons of kids to get candy and inevitably share a parable about how the Kingdom of Heaven is like Halloween and we’d all be blow away by his wisdom. Jesus is rather incredible like that. Always outside the box. Reading through the Gospels has opened my eyes to a lot of things.
The first thing is how intrinsically tight the Gospels compare to one another. The stories were written by four different guys at different points in time and yet they are so cohesive as a whole. Another part of the Gospels that I love is that I am getting four different perspectives on Jesus’ life. Luke wrote from the perspective of a physician, Mark wrote for Peter (one of the closest three disciples), Matthew wrote as a reformed tax collector, and John wrote from the vantage point of beloved friend. The story is just beautiful. There are no tricks about the Gospel (sorry, had to have a bad Halloween pun).
Here is something awesome I thought I’d share from the Internet.
“Here’s a spin on reverse-trick-or-treating that I got a kick out of. I grew up in a college town, and one Halloween our doorbell rang and we opened the door expecting to see trickortreaters– but what was in front of our open door–was another door! Like, a full-on wooden door, that had a sign that said “Please knock.” So we did, and the door swung open to reveal a bunch of college dudes dressed as really old grandmothers, curlers in their hair, etc, who proceeded to coo over our “costumes” and tell us we were “such cute trick or treaters!” One even pinched my cheek. Then THEY gave US candy, closed their door, picked it up and walked to the next house.”
Happy Halloween to all you Pharisees! 🙂