Friday, January 03, 2014

The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Baby Jesus - Sts. Peter and Paul, Honolulu
Today the Catholic Church observes the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.  It is a good way to remember that whenever we say His name,  we should do it with all reverence and love.  It is also a good way to make reparation for those who take His Most Holy Name in vain.
"...God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians 2:10-12


In a world where "OMG" is said or texted more often than the words"thank you", let us whenever we hear Jesus' name taken in vain, kindly correct that Jesus Holy Name should be said very reverently.  If we cannot do this then the very least the we should do is bow our heads when His name is taken in vain and pray softly: "ADMIRABLE IS THE NAME OF GOD."

Aspiration source: Our Lady of the Rosary Library


Ren said...

When my mother-in-law heard someone take God's name in vain, she would try to say "He's the head of my church!" I thought this was a nice way of not letting the comment go without saying something.

Esther Gefroh said...

That is a really good way! Thanks for sharing. God bless.