Jan 3, 2024

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Ten Lords a-Leaping

Merry 10th Day of Christmas – Wed. Jan. 3, 2024 

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. (1John 3:1) 

This verse is from today’s first reading. On a good day it is easy to appreciate that I am a child of God. On a bad day, it is certainly more difficult – especially when dealing with frustrating situations or difficult people. 

As a child of God, and follower of Jesus, following the 10 Commandments is something to strive for each day. Today’s meaning of the 12 Days of Christmas is a good reminder of that! 

 Why Ten Lords a-leaping on the Tenth Day of Christmas? 

 The ten lords represent the Ten Commandments. Today seems like a good time to have a refresher on that list, so here it is:  

  1. I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  3. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
  4. Honor thy father and mother.
  5. Thou shalt not kill.
  6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  7. Thou shalt not steal.
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

 Looking over the list… 

The Commandments are certainly good to follow as a child of Jesus. Combined with the Beatitudes (see 8th Day of Christmas), they are definitely some rules to live by.  

Merry Christmas,



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