My idea for the scariest Halloween costume came to me this morning. Yes, on Halloween day. Have I ever told you I’m a procrastinator?
It won’t cost you much money. You’ll be dressed in no time. In fact, where whatever you want. Dress up. Dress down. Wear your work clothes. Dress like a minion (There’s a joke in there somewhere). It doesn’t matter.
Next, crab a pile of index cards. Write the word “DARN” on each of them. DARN as opposed to D**N just in case the children are reading. Then give a card to anyone you meet.
“Who are you?” they’ll ask. And you’ll say, “I’m someone who gives a darn.”
That’s the scariest thing for a selfish world! Can you imagine if there were more people who walked the earth that did give a darn. Perhaps I should clarify. Give a darn about important things.
I often return to Galatians 6:2. It reads:
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
When I give a darn about you, I’ll bear your burdens with you. When I give a darn about abused children, I’ll bear that burden with them. Drug addicts? Homeless families? Dropouts? Criminals? Those thinking of suicide? Divorced families? When I give a darn, I’ll find ways to bear their burdens with them, and, thus, fulfill the law of Christ.
Hopefully, it won’t just be a costume.