Chalking the doors
I was invited to “chalk the doors” yesterday in a neighborhood probably 35 miles from my residence. I was surprised to learn that this is a religious event to celebrate Epiphany where people visit friends, relatives and also persons interested in learning more about Christianity. You write the names of the magi and the year 2008 on the door using chalk, sing hymns and tell the story. You become yet another person preaching the good news. Many people who have been “chalked and blessed” invite the “chalkers” inside for warm refreshments.
Belated Happy Epiphany.