Tonight is All Hallows' Eve, and the neighbourhood children have been out and about for their Trick-or-Treat.
Right by our front door we have a green slate slab that Hebe has cut with these words from Philippians 4:
Finally, my family, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Just under these words we put out the pumpkin lanterns we had made, each with a shining cross.
Every child who came to our door was met by Fiona's loving-kindness that has a way of making a person feel special - and a handful of sweets to take away!
We hope that what we celebrated tonight was not ghoulies and ghosties but the example of Jesus in welcoming the little children when they come in hope and expectation; and we remembered His words of rebuke to His disciples who, in the in interest of earnest righteousness, thought it proper to turn the children away.