31 October 2019
The Hallowed Days ~ All Hallows Eve
Happy Halloween Dear Reader,
I began this series with the understanding that things need to be hallowed, or set apart. There comes a time where we must acknowledge that what belongs to the Father must be set aside as sacred or hallowed.
If it does not bend your brain too far, I would like to engage you in a Polemic:
Major Premise: Anything that belongs to God is hallowed.
Minor Premise: Everything belongs to God.
Conclusion: Everything is hallowed.
The difficulty is that we have forgotten that there are no issues or activities that are not sacred. We are supposed to do all that we do as if we are doing it for the Father. Whether it is putting away the laundry or attending our favorite event, it is supposed to be an act of worship. Let us examine another polemic.
Major Premise: God is everywhere.
Minor Premise: Wherever God is present, is hallowed ground.
Conclusion: Everywhere is a hallowed place.
The idea is then that everything there is, everything we do, and everywhere we go is supposed to be hallowed to the Father. This is how we follow Christ. This is the way in which the journey unfolds into a life set aside to that which is loving and good. It is understanding that in the moment we are required to seek Christ no matter what we are doing.
The process works like this. We choose to acknowledge that all we do is to be set aside as our service to love the Father with all of our hearts, mind, soul, and strength. We bring into captivity every thought under this choice. These thoughts then guide our words, attitudes, and actions. We measure every thought by whether it is loving the Father and in turn loving his hallowed creations.
The thought to insult or malign someone must be rejected and replaced with the thought to show the Father’s love. When we have a selfish thought, we hallow it by replacing it with a loving giving one. It is learning to set aside every moment as hallowed to love for the Father. The reason we do this is that the Father first hallowed them all for us by the death of his Son. That, Dear Reader, is how we hallow everything and this is the day we begin to do so in preparation for the celebration of the Advent that made the hallowing possible. The result will be treats with no tricks. The end result will be that hatred, injustice, and greed will be unthinkable because we have hallowed our thoughts.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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