24 Dec 2011

Behind Story of 12days of Christmas song!

I read and copy this from a friend and it really excite me knowing about this famous 12 days of christmas song! I think it's worth sharing this history! All under are from her;

"There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?"

This week, I found out.
From 1558 until 1829, The Chruch of England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.

- The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
- Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
- Three French hens stood for Faith, Hope and Love.-
- The four calling birds were the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
- The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
- The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of Creation.
- Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold Gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contrition, Leadership, and Mercy.
- The eight maids a-milking were the eight Beatitudes.
- Nine ladies dancing were the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
- The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
- The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
- The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.


Merry Christmas to all!!!

11 Dec 2011

Good Food!

As I am trying to loose weight and exercising is already boring and tiring, I am thinking of turning my intakes instead like eating the right food and right portions. Here's a try ; vegetables but still yummy and I think, I still ate too much:(

Hope you had a blessed sunday everyone. So we have a balance diet, physically and spiritually. Must go together, good food for the physical and words from the Lord for our spiritual needs!
In connection with this, I will link this to Yummy Sunday! Have a great week ahead!