A woman asked a co-worker, What is it like to be a christian?
"It is like being a Pumpkin. God picks you from the patch and brings you in and washes all the dirt from you. He then cuts the top off and cleans all the yucky stuff from inside you. He pulls out the seeds of doubt, hate and greed. He then carves you a new smiling face and then puts his light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
This is as good of an explanation as I have come across for this season. May God's light shine in you.