I love Halloween.

Christmas and Easter are beautiful, meaningful celebrations in the Christian tradition. However, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday.

I’m not going to go into the history of All Saints’ Day and All Hallows Eve, but I’ll tell you what is so special about Halloween.

  1. It’s all about grace. As in being given something you don’t deserve and didn’t earn. So tomorrow when that teenager without a costume rings your doorbell, give them some grace.
  2. For one night we get to pretend that we are stronger, smarter, faster, wiser, more beautiful, more courageous than we are.
  3. Or if you costume is rated R, you get to stare into the face of evil, death, violence, and fear. At the end of the night you walk away from it all.
  4. It’s for everyone. No matter your age, race, gender, religion, income status, or sexuality–Happy Halloween!
  5. It brings neighborhoods together. More of my neighborhood is home on the same night, engaged in the same activity, and hospitable than any other night of the year.

Happy Halloween!

Here’s a pic of one of my favorite costumes from a couple years back. Shout out to Tim Hornung for capturing this dynamic duo.