Werner Dekarski Blog
When I started to look up “Halloween” in The Collins Concise Dictionary I would have never thought that I would end up reading about “the collective body of those who are righteous in God’s sight.”
The dictionary tells me that “Halloween” is “the eve of ALL Saints’ Day celebrated on October 31. Today is Thursday, October 31, 2013. Halloween is celebrated this evening.
And I am finding this about All Saints’ Day in the dictionary: “a Christian festival celebrated on November 1 to honor all the saints.” All Saints’ Day is tomorrow.
And what does the dictionary say about saints? There are several meanings. One meaning is “the collective body of those who are righteous in God’s sight.”
That is also what the Bible says. The apostle Paul wrote many of the letters in the New Testament and he addresses his readers as saints.
And believe it or not, I am also a saint, because I am righteous in the sight of God!