Halloween is big in Youghal. The town has a big festival to celebrate, and even the headless horseman has been known to make an appearance. Most folks participate for the craic (fun), and everyone knows that the “witches” who call up a princess from Youghal’s legendary past are acting. But the tarot card reading is real. So is the angel workshop and the fortune telling. And the Bible is clear that there really are “spiritual forces of evil in this dark world”. Maybe it’s meant to be fun, but there is a kind of darkness that we’re much better off not playing in. Soon Youghal will be celebrating Christmas, and the arrival of the Light of the World. THAT is something to celebrate!
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