Everyone is getting excited about Halloween and it seems to be bigger than ever this year. Friends are talking about what fancy dress they are going to wear when they go out drinking and parents are looking forward to taking their children trick or treating.
I really cant believe it. This so called festival is being celebrated far and wide and allot of people don't have a clue about the true relevance of it. Its another opportunity for a drink and usually I am not one to argue with that.
In society, certainly in my little world, it seems to be celebrated with the same lack of dignity that allot of people celebrate Christmas (which I actually cant wait for!!!). Lets be clear that certainly allot of our loved ones need praying for this Halloween so they can accept God's forgiveness if it's needed and be united with him in heaven.
Lord Jesus Christ, please give people the understanding of the importance of praying for the souls in purgatory and to the Holy Souls who are united with you. May the liturgical celebrations of the church come back in to the forefront of English society and may the souls in purgatory rest in peace and be united with you.
In God's Love