Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Haloween to celebrate or not? that is the question

My daughter in law who is a Christian in seminary classes with my son for women's studies and missionary minded as is my son recently posted this article to her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbetweenthetimes.com%2F2010%2F09%2F28%2Fwhy-all-good-christians-should-celebrate-halloween%2F&h=5a0e5
I have to say the article made me think a little. I have not practiced haloween for years. My husband was not a Christian while my children were growing up so he say no reason why they could not participate. As they grew old enough to understand I voiced my concerns about the holiday and they made their decisions as teenagers what to do which I am sure was not easy for them having one parent against and one not.

So what do I think now. I still do not agree with haloween, I choose not to capitalize it. However after reading this article I do not agree with all the Christian community bunched up in the church while non-believers rome the streets in the hundreds. I do agree this is a perfect opportunity to share to Christ with those who choose to participate. They may not be responsive to the verbal witness but they may be responsive to a seat after walking a long time with their children, or a cup of water or hot coffee or coca. As the parents enjoy these niceties I could offer them a bible to read in their leizure with a few key passages highlighted. This sounds interesting to me. Because as the article states when will I get the opportunity to talk about Christ to so many unbelievers at one time.

HMMMMM! Just something I am thinking about. I have not decided what I am doing this year but I will definately be thinking and praying about it. I know that for sure.

1 comment:

Dee said...

I do not like halloween either. Maybe you can have Christian music playing when they come to your door for treats and say God bless and be with you as they leave...or say Jesus loves you. Maybe include an invitation to church with the candy. Just thinking. :)