Thought of the Day January 3, 2017

By 9:33 AM

"God has also exalted him and has given him a name which is above every name, so that, at the name of Jesus, every knee would bend, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those in hell, and so that every tongue would confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:9-11) There is power in the name of Jesus. In his name we are healed; we are saved. Jesus himself taught that whatever we ask the Father in his name will be granted us. That is why in the Mass we conclude the opening prayer, the prayer of offering and the final prayer, "through Jesus Christ, our Lord." In time of temptation, we call on his name to defend, protect and deliver us. The Jesus Prayer has been a help for many over the years. "Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me a sinner." How blessed are we to profess the name of Jesus!

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