We often lament the fact that stores begin putting up Christmas decorations around the time of Halloween! Oddly enough, I find a link between Halloween and Christmas. On Halloween, children put on costumes and proceed to act like the characters they are portraying. My granddaughter, Livvy, two years of age, wore a kitty-cat costume and crawled about meowing and purring for a week. Well, on Christmas, we celebrate the person whose “costume” we have donned in Baptism: Jesus Christ. Christmas is a perfect time for us to reflect on how we are supposed to act when we put on Christ, which is what we promised to do at Baptism. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore what it means to put on the mind of Christ.
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I absolutely loved this one Joe! That was such a great analogy to compare the costumes of Halloween with the “costume” of putting on Christ. Well done…and those were great Spock impersonations, too! Thanks for kicking my Monday off and providing such relatable and usable content for us to share with the families we serve.
My pleasure, Kelly! I’m glad you found this to be helpful and relatable. Me and Spock go back a LONG way! I watched the original Star Trek series when it aired in the mid-60s and was enamored with the Vulcan first officer! 😉