The Holy Name

JESUS. In Aramaic: YESHUA. Meaning ‘God saves’

Today’s the 10th day of Christmas and the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus!

Jesus. I could end this post right here.

There is power in His Name, the Name above all others. His Name is my strength, my confidence, my happiness. Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about the Holy Name of Jesus:

432 The name “Jesus” signifies that the very name of God is present in the person of his Son, made man for the universal and definitive redemption from sins. It is the divine name that alone brings salvation, and henceforth all can invoke his name, for Jesus united himself to all men through his Incarnation, so that “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Lord Jesus have mercy on me a sinner! Just reverently saying His Name is an efficacious prayer. Jesus. Solace and healing balm for all that ails us.

Devils cower at the Name and are vanquished by it!

2666 But the one name that contains everything is the one that the Son of God received in his incarnation: JESUS. The divine name may not be spoken by human lips, but by assuming our humanity The Word of God hands it over to us and we can invoke it: “Jesus,” “YHWH saves.” The name “Jesus” contains all: God and man and the whole economy of creation and salvation. To pray “Jesus” is to invoke him and to call him within us. His name is the only one that contains the presence it signifies. Jesus is the Risen One, and whoever invokes the name of Jesus is welcoming the Son of God who loved him and who gave himself up for him.

Jesus. Amen. 

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