Ten Lords A-Leaping

(NOTE: This series of blogs covers the twelve days of Christmas – Dec. 25th through Jan. 5th – and is based on the Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.)

_______________________________________________

“On the tenth day of Christmas my True Love gave to me, ten Lords A-Leaping…”

The tenth day of Christmas brings in some more dancers. The Maids A-Milking were girls; the Lords A-Leaping referred to male professional dancers. The type of dances these guys would perform would be acrobatic and
require great athleticisms. These dancers were hired for entertainment among the elite in a community.

“On the tenth day of Christmas my True Love game to me, ten Lords A-Leaping…”

The symbolism on this tenth day is obvious. The ten Lords A-Leaping refers to the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17).

Jesus said that the Law (the basis of which is the Ten Commandments) was summarized by loving God and loving others (Matthew 22:37-40). Interestingly enough, the first five commandments tell us how to love God and the second five commandments tell us how to love others. If we would commit ourselves to loving God and loving others, we would, by default, keep the Commandments.

The Ten Commandments are…

I         – Do not have other gods before Me.

II       – Do not worship idols.

III     – Do not take God’s name in vain.

IV     – Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.

V       – Honor your father and your mother.

VI     – Do not murder.

VII   – Do not commit adultery.

VIII – Do not steal.

IX     – Do not lie.

X       – Do not covet.

Today, on the tenth day of Christmas, as many people head back to work after some time away, reflect on the incredible gift our True Love has given us in the Ten Commandments.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s