I’m writing tonight in a blue wig.

I’m not usually so into Halloween, but I thought I’d do something different. We usually turn off the porch light and hide in the back room (and we did that tonight). We’re not that in to this particular holiday. But again, I read a great article by Shane Claiborne on Facebook, “A Reflection for Halloween …”

Halloween comes from the same root word as “hallowed” or “halo,” meaning holy. Liturgical Christians around the world honor “all saints day” by reciting the names of the holy saints of God throughout the centuries.

Shane Claiborne, Facebook post, october 31, 2019

Claiborne went on to say that while Halloween isn’t about zombies, it is about the living dead. “Just as Jesus rose from the dead, so can we. Halloween is a time to remember how “hallowed” — how holy — life is. And how death has lost its power over us,” Claiborne added.

Here’ to rehallowing (to make holy again) All Hallowed Eve’s. ❤