Communion | Gift | Halloween | Illustrations | Lord’s Supper | Understanding | Value

Last Halloween was cold and wet, but kids came anyway holding out bags expecting me to give them something. It probably happened the same way at your house. Kids, who for the most part you don’t know, come right up to your door and ask you for candy as if they deserved it. Happy faces. Eager eyes. “Trick or treat!” Then looking in the bag to see what they got. “Oh wow!” M & Ms!” Then they skipped off to the next house. One year I ran out of good candy and had to hand out some left-over Kiwanis peanuts. The expressions weren’t nearly so enthusiastic. Now there was no reason I had to give the kids anything. They had done nothing to deserve it. Not one had raked my leaves, mowed my lawn or washed my windows. They simply came and I simply gave. It cost me. I had to pay for the candy. I got nothing in return…

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