Hallows eve

Today, is Halloween or Hallows Eve, and I have been caught a bit off guard (sorta speak).  I had been so caught up in organizing the Angels Walk that I paid very little attention to the up-coming holiday…truthfully I am very glad not to have given it a “second thought”.

There was a time, when trying to figure out kids costumes for the holiday, decorating, participating in the many city events, trying to find the coolest treats was something I somewhat enjoyed, however as the years progressed and what (to me) was a cute holiday, when you could dress up in fantasy and fear was overtaken by sexuality, homicide, terror, and evil…am I over-doing it? Maybe. But, tell me, have you noticed the changes in costumes? They are no longer simple, inexpensive, nor homemade cuteness but rather expensive, must  haves, which many times are even a bit to sexy for little girls…whom the holiday was intended for. It has become  the IT holiday which has made me step back.

But, what really has made me rethink the holiday is…how the length of the day has been extended…have you noticed?  Small example first, I recently was a the party store and I noted that they had change their hours for Halloween, they had extended their hours not only for the last few days of the holiday but for the most part of the month. As I talked to the clerk, she mentioned that over two weeks before the day they had worked until 2am CRAZY.  Big example, here, in the state where I live, haunted houses have not only started on the 1st of October but many have actually been going through the whole year.  What’s that about? Weren’t haunted houses somewhat of a treat or rather trick for Halloween? When did they become mainstays?

For the last couple of years, I have caught myself  “seeing” how this holiday has been numbing us to “demons”.  If you really look at how our society has embraced this holiday and how much evil overtaken our surroundings, you might rethink what goes on.  When Our Lady of Fatima came to the three little children, she allowed them a quick glimpse into what hell was… and  Sister Lucy gave us a  depiction of what it is:  http://www.cfnews.org

Sister Lucy of Fatima Describes the
Vision of Hell
At Fatima, the Blessed Virgin Mary told the three child seers that many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray or make sacrifices for them. In her Memoirs, Sister Lucy describes the vision of hell that Our Lady showed the children at Fatima:

“She opened Her hands once more, as She had done the two previous months. The rays [of light] appeared to penetrate the earth, and we saw, as it were, a vast sea of fire. Plunged in this fire, we saw the demons and the souls [of the damned]. The latter were like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, having human forms. They were floating about in that conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames which issued from within themselves, together with great clouds of smoke. Now they fell back on every side like sparks in huge fires, without weight or equilibrium, amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fright (it must have been this sight which caused me to cry out, as people say they heard me). The demons were distinguished [from the souls of the damned] by their terrifying and repellent likeness to frightful and unknown animals, black and transparent like burning coals. That vision only lasted for a moment, thanks to our good Heavenly Mother, Who at the first apparition had promised to take us to Heaven. Without that, I think that we would have died of terror and fear.”

In my opinion the sooner we get used to these demons the more than likely we will no longer fear hell and if we fear no hell we will need no heaven. And that to me sounds like a plan, perfectly worked out by satan to gather all souls on this day.

 

 

 

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