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Hallowe’en and All Souls/Saints Days

It’s Hallowe’en night and all the trick-or-treaters have retreated into their lairs to hoard down on the candy.  I don’t know what things were like for you tonight, but the weather here in Toronto was cold and so we were down almost 50% in the numbers of kids we had.  Wish we’d known that was going to be the case.  I’d have doubled up on the candy outlay.  As it is, we now have a whole lot left over around here, and that’s not good for my diet.

Anyway, today at church we celebrated All Saints Day.  I think we really celebrated All Souls Day, but either way, it’s okay with me.  “All Saints Day” is not to be confused with “All Souls Day”.  All Souls Day is celebrated on Nov 2nd and is the day we are to remember all the Christians who have gone before us.  All Saints Day, technically is the day we celebrate all the Christians that have been beatified by the Catholic church (or as one of my sons described it… “the ones that made the cut” (according to the perveyer of all knowledge – Wikipedia anyway).  I don’t have a problem with that, and not being Catholic, I’m not too hung up on it, but I did think it was interesting.

Whatever you’re celebrating tonight, and tomorrow (and the next day) I hope you are remembering our Lord and Saviour!!  And don’t eat too much candy!!  It might make you see him sooner than you’d planned :).

TTFN (By the way, more on celebrations later this week!)

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