I wrote a blog post five years ago about how much I love Halloween. Emily encouraged me to repost it, so here we go…
I love Halloween. I know. I’m not supposed to love Halloween since I’m a Christian and a pastor, but I do. Here’s why:
- Friends from my neighborhood come to my front door, unannounced, to visit.
- I get the chance to meet neighbors that I haven’t met before.
- I have the opportunity to engage in conversations I would not normally have.
- My kids are darn cute when they dress up in costumes.
- My home feels warm and inviting after being outside for a couple of hours.
- No one is expecting me to do anything “pastoral” on Halloween evening. I can just be normal Tony.
- I have a rich assortment of candy that I can steal from my kids.
- I get to enjoy a fun evening with my family.
I’m probably going to get slammed for admitting this. After all, Halloween is supposed to be the evil holiday. But, until someone comes up with a alternative holiday where I get to connect with my neighbors and enjoy quality family time, I’m going to be a fan of Halloween.