On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Twelve Drummers Drumming. Each beat of the drum resounds with an act of faith – the faith found in the Apostles’ Creed.

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Eleven Pipers Piping. The Faithful Eleven, drawing us ever closer to the Lord just as He drew them to Him.

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Ten Lords-a-Leaping. Each Lord represents a Commandment from above. The Ten Commandments are the cornerstones of civilized law.

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Nine Ladies Dancing. As Children of God, we are encouraged to be more Christ-like in our relationship with one another and the world around us. God sent the Holy Spirit to help us in this endeavor.

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Eight Maids a Milking. Our one true love, Christ Jesus, gave to us the Sermon on the Mound and the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes exemplify spiritual strength even in the face of despair.

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Seven Swans-a-Swimming. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection. The number seven is found in the Bible 735 times, it is the foundation of God’s word.

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Six Geese-a-Laying. Genesis tells us that God created the universes in six days. From nothing came everything.

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On the Fifth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Five Golden Rings. My true love loved me before the beginning of time. He gave to the world His word. Praise be.

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Four Calling Birds. Four Gospels calling the faithful to the Word of God and the life of Christ. No two gospels are exactly alike because each was written at a different point in time, from a different perspective.

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On the Third Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me three French Hens. On the First Day, we are given the birth of Jesus Christ, on the second the Word Of God, the Holy Bible. On this, the Third Day of Christmas, the Holy Spirit comes to us bearing gifts from above.

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On the Second Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Two Turtle Doves. Bound within the Holy Bible are two turtle doves, two conversations from God – the Old Testament and the New. The first conversation tells us what God expects from us, the other is a promise of all He shall deliver in exchange.

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On the First Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. The symbolism here is not lost. The partridge is singular – as there is only one Lord and Savior, there is only one partridge in the pear tree.

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Twelve Drummers Drumming. We have reached the Twelfth Nigh of the Christmas Season. Tomorrow is the Epiphany of Our Lord, also knows as The Feast of Three Kings. In some parts of the world, children will fill there shoes with straw or hay and put the shoes outside in the hopes that the Magi take the straw for their camels and leave gifts for the children tucked inside the shoes. There was a time when giving gifts were not a part of the Christmas celebration. When you think about it, it makes sense since the gifts to the Christ Child came with the visit of the Magi.

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Eleven Pipers Piping. Now we could think of these pipers as often depicted, playing flutes or other woodwind instruments. And while there is nothing wrong with thinking flute, the pipers are piping – calling attention to their message. Now I ask you, what draws attention better than bagpipes?

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me Ten Lords-a-Leaping. My love, my Lord, gave to me – to the entire human race – His Ten Commandments. Commandment sounds so stern – this is an order or else. The Commandments are not orders in a military sense, but they are guidelines, and straying does have its consequences. We have the most precious gift of all – free will. With that come choices and taking responsibility for our actions.

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