An ordinary family, in an ordinary suburb, following Jesus in our ordinary ways.
Yeah, we can no longer ignore it as we have kids old enough to know what's going on. We don't celebrate it in our own family, but we are happy to hop on the bandwagon of using it as an opportunity to reach out to community. We buy very good lollies and we include a kids' tract with each one. You send your kids to my door, I'm going to give them a gospel tract. The Good Book Company has some specifically Halloween kids' tracts but I didn't get myself organized in time to order those so I use a good one I found on the web.I do agree with John Dickson that Christmas and Halloween are probably on a par really. The Bible doesn't tell us to celebrate Christmas. This doesn't mean we can't but we would do well to remember that it's not something straight from Scripture but a tradition that grew up over time. As the line in the Castle goes, "It's what you do with it!"
We're ignorers here too. Even though our kids are definitely old enough to know what's happening, and when I went out earlier to stock up on Christmas CDs at the local ALDI :) there were plenty of dressed up young folk wandering around the neighbourhood. We live at the top of a hill and our driveway is quite steep so we didn't get any door knockers here though, I think they all must get put off walking up it!Thanks for the link to the article though, that was interesting reading. And I did check that there was a packet of lollies in the cupboard this evening. Now that no one has turned up, I might be snacking on them myself :)Have you got a link to the tract you used Deb??
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