Chalking of the Doors

I know, and you know, that words are great. That writing, not only in the formation of abstract words but also in the movement-made-visible for the sake of communication, is a tremendous gift. So check out this nifty article about the “Chalking of the Doors.” I’d never heard of it, but it gives me pause in appreciation of our great many gifts, particularly the blessing and epiphany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 🙂

It’s so easy to brush off chalk as a few quiet minutes while kids mark up the sidewalk or driveway. Of course, there are also neat, more mature artistic approaches that has caught my attention on occasion. But how has chalk served the church? Proclaimed a Christian identity? Incorporated the liturgical year with a public profession of faith and hope?

This is pretty neat. I don’t expect to suddenly see it all around, but wouldn’t it be a neat sort of renaissance to spite those who would discourage, curb, or persecute Christian identity made public?

The Chalking of the Doors: An Epiphany Tradition Explained

Use your words, folks, 🙂 and chalk, too, if it appeals to you.

A Blessed Epiphany season to you!

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