On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . .
Twelve drummers drumming.
A few years ago I got to attend a drum line competition for one of my teens. I’d say it was pretty much like twelve drummers drumming. Actually, I had no idea that a percussion only band could sound like that. It was pretty cool. Today we come to the end of the song and the end of the Christmas season.
The twelve drummers can represent the 12 articles of faith found in the Apostles Creed. The Catechism actually takes these twelve points and explains them in depth. One of those twelve articles is that we believe “in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord.”
That is really what these days of Christmas are about. The song always comes back to that; every verse of this song ends with the one Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Our faith as Catholics rests on the Incarnation, God become flesh. Forget hens, swans, drums, and dancers, the best gift of all is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Every time we go to Mass, we get to enter in to this celebration.