Why is a Christian Like a Jack O Lantern?
Here is a cute story about why being a Christian is like being a Jack O Lantern. Share it with your children while you are carving a pumpkin for your own Jack O Lantern. Little children will be especially excited to share this with their friends.
This story is also provided in printable format and in a social media graphic in this article.
A Christian Is Like a Jack O Lantern
A woman was asked by a coworker,
What is it like to be a Christian?
The coworker replied,
It is like being a Jack O Lantern.
God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
and washes all the dirt off of you.
Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
Then He carves you a new smiling face
and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
Halloween does have Catholic roots. This article from uCatholic.com traces the origins of Halloween, starting the establishment of All Saints Day and All Souls Day at the beginning of November.
Choosing modest Halloween costumes as a young Christian woman can be difficult. Everywhere you look there is sexy this and sexy that costumes. This article from Life Teen is an open letter encouraging young women to make modest Halloween costume choices.
Did You Know…
Halloween was originally celebrated in May. The feast of Mary and All the Martyrs was held on May 13. Read more about the history of Halloween.