On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .
The dancing continues today with the lords getting involved. For a better context of lord, think Lord and Lady, Duke and Duchess, Prince and Princess, etc. The United Kingdom has a “House of Lords,” which is part of the Parliament. Of course, I doubt they are physically leaping . . . or playing leap frog, for that matter.
So, let’s just jump (or leap) right in to what the ten leaping lords can represent.
For Catholics, we have one Lord. When we profess the Nicene Creed, we declare, “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life.” The word ‘lord’ designates honor. Do we give God the honor He deserves? We should; our Lord gives us life.
And, God doesn’t stop there. He wants us to live well. So, he gave us commandments to live by. We have 10 leaping lords, we also have 10 Commandments. Our creator knows us best, so doesn’t it make sense that we should look to Him for the instruction manual on how to live? It all starts with putting God first; “You shall have no other gods before me.” You can find the rest of the commandments in Exodus 20.