You should probably read the post right before this one titled, “A woman selling her house threatened to hunt us down and possibly put a curse on us.” Seriously, go read it then come back here. It will make much more sense that way.
After writing yesterday’s blog I decided to look up what exactly the writing above the doors meant. I had no clue what was going to pop up but I really wasn’t expecting the true answer. It turns out it’s not a curse at all. It’s not a spell either. Apparently it’s a blessing the Catholic church uses around Christmas time. Yeah, I was totally off base on this one, or more my Husband was. Let’s blame him.
Apparently, some Catholic churches hand out white chalk to the congregation for them to write this blessing above their front doors. Here’s how it breaks down.
The writing I saw in the house was:
The numbers part represent the year the blessing was written, so in this case it was in “2006”. The letters “CMB” stand for “Christus Mansionem Benedicat” in Latin which translates into “May God bless this house”. So yeah, I totally interpreted that wrong and clearly I’m not Catholic.
Apparently just walking through the door means your blessed and now I kind of feel like shit. I mean I don’t think God likes it when you see a blessing/prayer and think “Ohmygod we’ve been cursed!” But honestly, how was I supposed to know? I’m not Catholic but I’ve been to several masses especially around Christmas and we were never given chalk to go tag our house, so really it’s not my fault. My husband isn’t Catholic and neither is our agent so really we can’t be held accountable for our interpretation. Plus, one of my readers agreed it sounded like a curse so we’re no the only ones. At least I’ll be going to hell with company.
It doesn’t make the crazy lady all innocent though! Basically she insulted God too because she didn’t act the way she was supposed to with this blessing in her house. This is what the blessing stands for when used in the home.
"It's a blessing for the people living there and a reminder that whenever someone comes to their homes, they should be greeted with hospitality."
Um, I’m pretty sure she failed! Being rude and threatening to hunt people down isn’t exactly being hospitable. So, basically we all insulted God and it sucks. I blame that woman though. Maybe if she had been all nice and been like, “Thank you for coming and God bless you,” then we probably wouldn’t have thought curse and been like ‘maybe it’s a prayer’. Ok, I would have never thought it was blessing or prayer but I would have left the whole curse thing out of it. Probably.
So, I’m sorry God. I apologize for my husband and likeminded reader as well. That lady though, she’s on her own because I don’t appreciate being stalked and I’m pretty sure the bible says that’s wrong too.