Today is the Feast Day of the Holy Name of Jesus. Why does the church give us this Feast so soon after Christmas? Perhaps , that we keep as the very Word on our lips, almost part of breathing, His Holy Name..J e s u s. Emmanuel, God with us- Savior. He came that we might have Life and have it to the full. He came to save us from ourselves, from sin, from the grasp of the evil one. When we feel afraid, alone, grieving, in doubt, confused, separated from others, maybe even separated from our 'true self', we have a Savior who can restore all peace of soul and His Name is Jesus.
Today, pray slowly the Holy Name of J e s u s. Pray His Name- call upon Him, for He is True to His name-God with us-Savior.
There is a beautiful hymn, sung in the Missionaries of Charity with a verse worth praying about: "In Him, we live and move and have our being, in Him the Christ, in Him the King, Jesus the Lord." Do you truly 'live in him, find your 'home' in Him ?'