This Sunday we will mark Remembrance Day as we worship together.
These past few days have been a series of holidays. The one we celebrate most in Canada is of course Halloween, which has become a time of fun and magic for children. We had one hundred visitors at our door on Tuesday night. From babes sound asleep to grandparents accompanying their little ninjas, dinosaurs and unicorns. Boyd and I love to dress up too!
But Halloween is not just about candy and being out late at night! Originally it was called All Hallow's Eve and ushered in All Saints Day on November 1. All Souls Day is November 2. These church holidays remind us to honour those who no longer live amongst us. Those who have died and whose memory we honour and give thanks for. In Mexico a similar holiday is called Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
So this is a week of remembering, and giving thanks. It is a week to mourn, but also to remember what we have been given by those who are no longer with us.
Take some time this week to remember the saints in your life. Those who gave you gifts of themselves when they were here with you. How do they continue to inspire you? How are you living their legacy?