Sunday, October 30, 2011

All saints week

First, let me just say I have no problem with Halloween.  (I like this article on the topic.  On the other hand, this kind of thing seems completely ridiculous to me.)

However, there is something more important to me this week:  All Saint's Day.

I think it has something to do with getting older, and knowing more and more people who count as "saints."  It is a time to think of those who have already finished the race, those who are done with sadness and trials and now live a life of joy in presence of God.

It is the time of year for remembering, and for looking-forward.

I have an "All Saints" scrapbook, and I make sure that the children and I look through it together at least once a year.  Of course, life being what it is, we tend to look at it a bit more often... every time we add a beloved family or church member to the book.

Don't assume that this is something I am actually comfortable with.  It is definitely not, but I do it anyway.

Stop by this week for more on this morbid-sad-wonderful topic.

1 comment:

  1. "It is a time to think of those who have already finished the race, those who are done with sadness and trials and now live a life of joy in presence of God."

    Yes! I think visiting and tending cemetery plots is part of this, and I wish more would return to this piety. My mother-in-law entertains thoughts of Christ returning while she is visiting her daughter's grave, and then witnessing her daughter's resurrection. Love the scrapbook idea!

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