Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Twelve Days of Christmas
Day Eight
January 1, 2013
On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me...
Eight Maids A-milking,
Seven Swans A-swimming,
Six Geese A-laying,
Fiiivvve Gold Rings,
Four Calling Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
 Eight Maids represent
 The eight Beatitudes:
1) Blessed are the poor in spirit,
2) those who mourn, 3) the meek,
4) those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
5) the merciful, 6) the pure in heart,
7) the peacemakers,
8) those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake.
(Matthew 5:3-10)