October thirty-first

Written by Tom Shepard on .

There is a lot of discussion about whether we should, as Christians, lock ourselves inside on October 31st because the world calls it Halloween.

Christians have handled this differently over the years.

One way, was to turn off all the lights and go to bed early so as not to offend anyone. There are some who are extreme and put a note on the door that says "Go away, we don't celebrate 'Devil day'." Another way, was to turn on the lights and have "fall festival" decorations out and about, and hand out tracts that say, "Jesus loves you."

This tends to bum out the kids in the neighborhood and is usually greeted with a "humph!" This can be remedied with Plan C, by adding candy with the tract. The proverbial sugar here does make the medicine go down easier, i.e. "Jesus."

I am not trying to offend anyone, but we need to remember God created every day.

Just because the world uses some days for different things does not mean we cease to be Christians. We are to still love our neighbor as ourselves. So we should strive to love others unconditionally.

This Oct 31st (the day this paper comes out), we will be doing a carnival Fall Festival at First Baptist Church of Addis.

What we want you to do is feed your kids before you go home! That's right, we want to take some pressure off of you and help you have a safe evening. Drop in anytime between 6-8:30 p.m.!

We have a ton of toys, candy and food to give away. We are here to minister to you and your families no matter what day it is.

So if you are out and about, feed your kids and yourself before you go home... And if you are holed up in the dark and want a great place to hang out that is an alternative y'all come too!

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