Sirach, Chapter 1, Verse 28-30
28 Do not disobey the fear of the Lord, do not approach it with duplicity of heart. 29 Do not be a hypocrite before others; over your lips keep watch. 30 Do not exalt yourself lest you fall and bring dishonor upon yourself; for then the Lord will reveal your secrets and cast you down in the midst of the assembly. Because you did not approach the fear of the Lord, and your heart was full of deceit.
Today is the tenth day of Christmas the 10 Lord’s a leaping are a sign for the Ten Commandments.
We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage. (Mt. 2:2)