The Third Day of Christmas

Dear Friend,

The Twelve Days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the birth of Jesus, and the Epiphany, Jan. 6th (epiphany being the Greek word for manifestation).

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” song has its origins in spiritual symbolism-and with a serious purpose.

Each element is a code word for a religious truth.

All the gifts sent on the subsequent days of Christmas were gifts disguised in the words of the song that come to all who believe in the love and truth of God.

The song’s gifts are hidden meanings to the teachings of faith and belief.  The “true love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, it refers to God. The “me” who receives the presents refers to everyone who believes.

“On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me;  three French hens.” The three French hens represent gifts of spirit in the form of the theological virtues: faith, hope and love.

Faith – steadfastness in belief.

Hope – expectation of and desire of receiving; refraining from despair and the capability of not giving up.

Love – means an unlimited loving-kindness toward all others; charity.

“And now act in accordance to faith, hope, and love; even these three: but the greatest of these is love.”

Love is the greatest transforming power of all life.  The next time you have a choice between a loving or non-loving thought or action-choose the loving one.

Receive all the wonderful gifts that await you as you live in the love and light of God and truth.

God Bless,
Kandee G


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