I hated what Halloween had done to October 31st and didn’t know how to handle it. Do you know that feeling? My response until a few years ago was to hide in a corner with the lights off. Or keep my nose in a book and let my large and excited black dog (on my side of the door) repel the weird, hideous, cute knockers (on the other side of the door).
- One shiny black shoebox with fittingly spidery writing on the lid
- Wrapped lollies/sweets/candy
- Fun, interesting, quality gospel tracts
- Plastic zip-lock bags (big enough to fit my selected bootie – if the contents can be easily folded, I use smaller bags than shown here)
- A loving, cheerful attitude
I ordered the other gospel tracts from www.livingwaters.com for use by our Bible study group. The ladies are delighted and relieved now that they’re prepared for visitors. Instead of feeling unhappy and helpless, we’re doing something about a situation we don’t like.
When beggars approach, don’t let yourself be angered by any aspect of demand or greed they may demonstrate. They have come to you hoping for sweetness. Use this opportunity to share with them true love and kindness, and pray that through the Law and the Gospel of Jesus Christ they will receive more sweetness than they ever dreamed possible.
When they first encountered American Halloween, Kiwi evangelist Ray Comfort and his family used to react the same way I did. In the following episode of "On the Box", he explains what they do now instead of hiding from Halloweeners. He mentions it twice during the half hour program.
This article by Narelle Worboys was first posted on www.NarelleWorboys.blogspot.com