12 Days of Christmas (Songs) - Day 10: Take a Sad Day and Make it Better
The 12 Days of Christmas: A hidden catechesis for Catholics while they endured persecution in England (1558-1829). You can read more about it here. This year I will be posting a Christmas song for each day.
Day 10: Ten Lords a-Leaping
The ten commandments are the theme of the day. You know them, right? Frontwards and backwards in under one minute? Such is the challenge my mom places on all her grandkids.
Today is a sad day. For Monday signals going back to work. That first day back is the most depressing day of the year. It always has been, and probably always will be. It is cold, dark, and one filled with a memory of a Christmas past, and little to look forward to for a month or two.
The Sunday before can lead to too much thinking. But Christmas is not over. And the reason for Christmas continues to this day. With that in mind, I always turn to a stunningly beautiful song. Andrew T. Miller's One Blessed Night. It makes my heart soar. Enjoy!