This Doorpost Blessing is meant to be placed near the entrance of your home as a reminder of your Christian duty to love God above all things. This plaque has a peaked-roof design etched with a summary of the commandment (see Mt. 22:38): "Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself." Underneath features an image of Jesus, the Divine Mercy. Tucked into a slot in the back is a blessing scroll. This beautiful home decor item would make a fine housewarming gift.
Catholic Home Doorpost Blessings originate from the Jewish Mezuzah. Although this Judeo-Christian tradition evolved into the hanging of crucifixes and holy water fonts near one's door, the Mezuzah tradition has been rediscovered as the faithful seek more ways of calling God and His commands to mind as they exit their home to work in the world or enter it to entertain guests and tend to family. May these threshold hangers serve as a daily reminder of God's command to love - especially to love Him above all things! Measures approximately 3 1/4" x 6".
The scroll in the tube contains these words:
"BLESS the Four Corners of this house, and be the Lintel Blest;
And bless the hearth, and bless the board, and bless each place of Rest;
And bless the Door that opens wide to Strangers as to Kin;
And bless each crystal Windowpane that lets the Starlight in;
And bless the Rooftree overhead and every sturdy Wall;
The Peace of Man, the Peace of God, the Peace of Love on All!"