The Old Testament reading (Wisdom) for All Souls' Day speaks to our fear of the unknown, about what happens after we die. It responds to that unknown by telling us what God has planned for us. It is paired with the Twenty-Third Psalm, one of the most comforting Psalms, to let us know that wherever we go, we don’t have to go alone - God is always with us.
The Gospel for All Souls’ Day tells us that, no matter what we’ve done and how bad we think we are, God will not reject us if we come to him. That God won’t turn us away (even if we didn’t get it together until the last minute), and that God is eagerly waiting for us to make the effort and ask.
But, just like Friday night’s trick or treating, you have to make the effort and ask.
After all, when was the last time you saw someone chasing down trick or treaters with a bowl of candy?
All Souls’ Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/110214.cfm