With my own eyes, I witnessed how people are celebrating death and the spirits of the underworld today.
I had an appointment somewhere in the Global City and there I saw affluent kids in expensive and store-bought costumes, mostly as devils, ghouls, ghosts, witches, and corpses. They were going in and out of stores which filled their plastic pumpkins with goodies.
On my way home, I saw more kids. This time, they were wearing improvised costumes, probably hand-sewn by their mothers. They were likewise dressed as devils, ghouls, ghosts, witches, and corpses—and streaming out of the enclaves of the rich—with their plastic bags also filled with goodies.
I have seen enough, too many in fact, symbols of death today that all I want to do is celebrate the grace of life:
- the life that the Lord Himself breathed into Adam’s nostrils;
- the life that we will have but once on earth, and for all eternity when our life on earth ends;
- the life our departed loved ones were blessed with.
Up comes my new header, with the buoyant butterfly and fresh flowers, symbols of His love for those who live to honor Him:
My old header goes down.
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7