WORTHY ARTICLE | On Halloween by Jenna Pelias

Halloween, Worthy Books and Things

My Top 4 Favorite Quotes

from this article On Halloween 

by Jenna Pelias at TroubleFace Mom:

1.)  “This is the only night of the entire year that most of your neighbors and mine are going to come knocking on our doors. The only night.

And what is the typical Christian response to this?

1. To go to church and hide from our neighbors at a “harvest party” with   costumes and candy.  (FYI – nobody is fooled. Unless you live on a farm or have a grow op in your basement we all know that there isn’t any harvest going on.)”

or

2. To turn off the lights and ignore the door bell for the evening.

2.)  “Are so many of us really willing to keep our lights off and our doors closed because the neighbors are coming calling for candy instead of Jesus? Are we really sitting on our couches the other 364 days of the year waiting for them to show up looking for a revival? What exactly is so redeemed about the rest of the nights of the year? Lights are out, door is locked, nobody has a clue from the outside that Jesus is home.”

3.)  “If Jesus can go straight to hell, stare death and devil in the face, win and come back alive, why can’t we open our doors to the 6 year old in a Batman costume and his shivering mom? Why can’t we?”

4.)  “Turn your light on. Lots of lights. A city on a hill cannot be hidden right? Be a city on a hill. Halloween may not be “redeemed” but you are. So open your door and smile.”

You should really go check out her blog, TroubleFace Mom and read the entire essay, On Halloween.  It is a worthy read.

 
© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2013.
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One Response to “WORTHY ARTICLE | On Halloween by Jenna Pelias”
  1. Wowzers! Thanks for the nod. 🙂

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