Friday, January 1, 2010

Eight Maids A-Milking

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Eight maids a-milking for all to see
The giving and the receiving there be
Beatitudes of eight, the sharing this day
For the generous of heart 'tis the chosen way
The 8th day of Christmas and so it be heard
The Sermon on the Mount in glory His WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Orangetown, New York

Matthew 5:3-10.

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Twelve Days of Christmas
an interpretation 12days.html

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  1. the sermon on the mount is one of my favorites...i live in it contradictions