Jesus… God made man… the Savior of the world. The Savior of the human race. He is the One that brings man salvation, security and peace… Jesus. It is the name above every other name, and it should be forever on our lips … “Jesus, i trust… Jesus, i love… Jesus, i need… You.” These are the utterances that should get us through our days… not cursings and blaspheming His name.
In Jesus, we can see the Love that comes from the Father’s heart. In Jesus, God wished to show man His Love. A perfect Love like no other. Thus, Jesus is the Love of God, so much so, that it is His name that gives rhythm to our beating hearts. It is His name that gives steadiness to our breath when we are unable catch it or hold it on our own. Jesus... the very source that gives strength to our weakness, and lightness to our dark.
Today as we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, let us contemplate Christ. Not only as the tiny babe lying in the manger, wrapped in the glow of Christmas tide and the warmth of swaddling clothes, let us also contemplate the living Christ hidden under the humble guise of ‘bread and wine’… present in the Eucharist…forgotten in so many tabernacles around the world…
On this Feast of the Most Holy Name, let us unite our hearts to His. Let us keep Him alive in our thoughts… in our words and in our actions. So that God will use the Name of His Dear Son to purge our souls of sin and help cleanse our hearts of the vices which dwell there.
After all, Jesus is the Divine Physician, He will heal our wounds and fill our heart with charity and love so that we may become more like Him on this earth. He has the power to chase away the evil and cleanse our soul. If we love Jesus with our hearts and contemplate Him with our mind He will heal us…mend us…in our body and in our soul.
Prayer to the Most Holy Name of Jesus (by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.)
No voice can sing, no heart can frame, Nor can the memory find, A sweeter sound than Jesus’ name, The Savior of mankind.
O hope of every contrite heart! 0 joy of all the meek! To those who fall, how kind Thou art! How good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? Ah! this Nor tongue nor pen can show The love of Jesus, what it is, None but His loved ones know.
Jesus! our only hope be Thou, As Thou our prize shalt be; In Thee be all our glory now, And through eternity.