Halloween is coming, and with it hordes of the undead. They will be descending upon your doorsteps in countless, shambling, ravenous hordes.
Do you have a plan?
They will show up hungry, demanding of you not flesh, but candy. Metric tons of it.
1) Hide–leave your lights off. Don’t open the door. You never know who’s out there these days. Play dead.
2) Open your door, pass out sweets, embrace the fun of it. Make it not about death, but life. People long for community, connection. Make it happen!
3) Go outside–embrace your neighbors, get to know them. You might find they’re not so different after all. Chances are very good that most people you meet aren’t satanists out to hex you. The point is: how are we to be salt and light if we’re not interacting with people outside the household of faith?
4) Go to your church’s harvest festival–but invite your neighbors. Salt set apart by itself has no savor.
4) Along with candy, procure and pass out copies of Clay Morgan’s excellent book, Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, Reborn. In it he tells, in a wise, witty, well-researched yet accessible, way tales of the undead from the New Testament. In fact, read it for yourself, and you may just find yourself better prepared to face those undead hordes coming for your candy.
Just my $.02, folks.
What do you think?