I’ve always been a fan of Halloween but not for Reese’s peanut butter cups, the Snickers bars, or the chocolate-covered peanuts. Not even for the scary customs or haunted houses. But for the opportunity to see the real monsters that don’t go bump in the night, but the ones in plain sight. And I’m not referring to the copycat version of Michael Myer’s, Freddy Krueger’s, or the Charles Lee Ray aka Chucky. But the selfish, the irresponsible, the prejudiced, the uncaring, the unsympathetic, and the uncompassionate.
These are your neighbors that borrow cups of sugar and never return your cups. The co-workers and the supervisor who greet you with a smile on their face but would never invite you to their house to meet their loving Kate. The church members who offer to pray over you and your family, but are secretly praying that you don’t receive God’s grace. The friends and family members that bow their heads at your dinner table, but they are really trying to figure out how to steal your grandmother’s silver and gold plates. The strangers that like your photos and leave comments on your platforms while hiding behind their computers screens in their private homes viewing your content with a look of disgust on their faces.
So, the next time you hear a bump during the night, or if you hear something rumbling in your closet in the dead of the night, even if you hear something shuffling under your bed to be hidden out of sight. Don’t be alarmed because the real monsters don’t appear in the night. The real monsters are the ones in plain sight. Be careful who you call a friend they just might be that monster that’s been trying to come in!!!!!!