At a loss to think of what you are going to be for Halloween this year?
Blame it on the Gaels.
Halloween has its origins in the ancient pagan festival known as Samhain practised by the Gaels.
Samhain is a festival celebrating the end of the harvest season. Traditionally, the festival was a time used by ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter their livestock in preparation for winter.
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The Celts believed that at the time of Samhain, more so than any other time of the year, the ghosts of the dead were able to mingle with the living, because at Samhain the souls of those who had died during the year traveled into the otherworld.
On that day all manner of beings were abroad: ghosts, fairies, and demons--all part of the dark and dread.
The Gaels practised four religious festivals a year – Imbolc, Beltaine, Lughnasadh and Samhain. These festivals were equidistant from each other, and divided the year into four quarters. Rather than building temples, the Gaels often performed rituals in sacred groves known as nemetons.
I think that with all this information available the opportunity presents itself for me to take a minute and reflect. Do my actions honor God? Not just on Halloween, a holiday with Pagan origins, but daily?
I'm still researching the history of this holiday I think it's fascinating. The legend is, the Gaels were descendants of ADAM and married into PHARAOH'S family.
God's love for us is evident in the verse below, and because of that love we have a choices to make on a daily basis. Is is constructive, is it edifying?
King James: All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 1 Corinthians 10:23
New International Version: Everything is permissible--but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible--but not everything is constructive.
1 Corinthians 10:23
No matter where or when, God says to be constructive.
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