This evening we were on our way to dinner with friends, and we were delayed. Traffic was backed up and there were several policemen directing. Downtown was having their yearly trick-or-treat festival, and I had forgotten. This is where the stores stay open late and the kids can dress up in their costumes and go from store to store getting treats. The store windows have special decorations, there are smoke pots and scary music is played. It is a safe way to celebrate rather than going from house to house. I am not really into Halloween, but I must say I found the delay interesting as I looked at all the costumes and snapped away. There were many ghosts tonight, which makes me think of the one who did come back from the dead. But I wouldn't call him a ghost.
"Jesus himself stood among them and said to them "Peace be with you." They were startled and frightened, thinkng they saw a ghost. He said to them "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have. Luke 24