Halloween, Trick or Treat?

The Stores are full of black and yellow candy, the racks are stuffed with ghouls, and witch costumes, hats and sabers, etc.  Young and Old are planning what to wear to Halloween parties, and where to gather.

I remember, as a young girl going to visit my cousins in a different town.  They asked my parents if I could go trick or treating.  I am assuming they said yes, as I do not remember anything except I was with them as we went door to door.  At one house, no one answered the door.  A small little house with a fenced yard. Nice little lawn.  Since no one answered the knock (it was dark inside, they were most likely gone) it was decided by the other kids to throw rocks on the lawn to Trick them for NOT GIving us candy!  

I remember feeling very guilty for doing this. I was taught at home never to be mean to others,  or ruin other peoples things. I most def. was taught it was SELFISH to demand something from others, if they freely give that was one thing but to Demand something was wrong!  I was not allowed to go trick or treating when I was at home.  For one, my dad did not feel it was safe to be out on a night like this. Being young I did not know why it might be dangerous to go out on that night.  As a senior person now, I know FULL WELL why it is not a night to be out.

It really does not matter to me all the why and where for's of this evening called Halloween.  That it is a PAGAN holiday or that is "JUST FUN".  What every parent and every adult must decide is Does GOD like it?  Does the activity fit into all the moral attributes of what is good, beautiful and harmonious to the Heart of God?

Does Halloween teach kids to Give to others or Get?
Does Halloween, bring about peace and treating others with kindness on this night?
Does the night that Halloween is celebrated, have more crime or less crime than other nights?
Does it bring out the best in people or the worst?
What life lessons does this holiday of man teach your children?  What example do you give to those around you IF you as a adult celebrate it?  If you celebrate it you are saying you approve of it.

Romans 6:16-17

New King James Version (NKJV)
16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leadingto righteousness?

1st Corinthians 14:33
"for God is not a God of confusion but of Peace"

Galatians 5:22-25

New Life Version (NLV)
22 But the fruit that comes from having the Holy Spirit in our lives is: love, joy, peace, not giving up, being kind, being good, having faith, 23 being gentle, and being the boss over our own desires. The Law is not against these things. 24 Those of us who belong to Christ have nailed our sinful old selves on His cross. Our sinful desires are now dead.
 25 If the Holy Spirit is living in us, let us be led by Him in all things.

Philippians 4:8-9

New King James Version (NKJV)
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever thingsare of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

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