To Dress Up or Not Dress Up

It's morning for me here in Christchurch. It’s also Friday, and Halloween day! I was raised in Cuba and we didn’t celebrate Halloween over there. So for me it was something else new that I learned when I moved to America. But then, the controversial part about this is that I am Christian, and some Christians are really against getting dressed up and all the celebration that comes with it. But,I have a different view in regards “celebrating” Halloween or joining the dressing up party. Curious? Let me explain myself. :)

What I think is like everything else in life, it all depends on how you approach it. My relationship with Jesus doesn’t depend on me judging myself if I like to wear a pretty costume or not. I believe that a relationship with Jesus goes further than that. I am not here to preach about what a perfect relationship with the Jesus should be. Everyone is different and has a different relationship or not with Jesus. For me, what matters the most is to know how to behave and the things I act upon once I am wearing a costume, and that also applies to my every day. I don’t like the fact that some people just feel the freedom to condemn and judge other people without knowing the reasons behind the way they act. I think that happens a lot not only on Halloween day and among Christians but also around the world. I am happy and blessed to be alive and I humble myself before my Jesus that he will correct me if needed, and I also hope that your case is also similar. At the end of the road we are all humans and we are also allowed to make mistakes and correct them.

To conclude, I want to leave you with a reflection from an article that I found online. The article is called: What Does the Bible Say about Halloween? Should Christians Observe Halloween? And it is written by Mary Fairchild. Here is what I liked:

I close with a recommendation to give serious thought to the appropriateness of judging another Christian for observing or not observing Halloween. We do not know why another person participates in the holiday or why they do not. We cannot accurately judge the motivations and intentions of another person's heart.
I believe the most appropriate Christian response to Halloween is to study the matter for yourself and follow the convictions of your own heart.

Let others do the same without condemnation from you. Perhaps the answer to the Halloween dilemma is ... there is no right or wrong answer! I believe one's unique convictions about Halloween must be individually sought, independently found, and personally followed.

My wish for you this Halloween is that being Christian or not, you choose your actions properly and enjoy your time with your family and friends.

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