Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick and Treat

As a little means of evangelization this evening, the trick-or-treaters have had to answer me not these questions three, but this question one, ere the candy they see:

What does "Halloween" mean?

One kids response sticks with me:
"Dressing up in costumes?"

I said, "No, it stands for All Hallows Eve, the Eve of All Hallows, which today we call All Saints Day."

"Isn't All Saints Day the day after Halloween?"

"Exactly, hence the 'Eve' part, like Christmas Eve."

I wouldn't be surprised if that kid eggs the friary tonight.

Happy Feast of All Saints.

1 comment:

Corey said...

That was very funny.