January 3, 2023 Reflection – The Most Holy Name of Jesus!
The Most Holy Name of Jesus January 3, 2023 Dear Family of Mary! Today we celebrate the glory of the Most Holy Name of Jesus! How many times in a day do we say the Name of Jesus? If we pray the Rosary even once, it is many times that Jesus’ name is on our lips. I believe that Jesus wants us to say His Name as much as possible. He wants to be on our minds, in our hearts, in our conversations and our prayers, and in our deepest desires. He is our love and our life! We are so blessed to be given permission to say His Name intimately and often! Remember how Jesus was named: And the Angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. And He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.” (Lk 1: 30-33) Mary’s Son is great, called the Son of the Most High!! He is going to reign over the house of Jacob and indeed over the whole earth forever! And yet, we have been given the privilege to call upon Him by Name!! Wow!! Our Lady told us how important her Son’s name is in this message through Mirjana: “Dear children! Do not seek peace and happiness in vain, in the wrong places and in wrong things. Do not permit your hearts to become hard by loving vanity. Invoke the name of my Son. Receive Him in your heart. Only in the name of my Son will you experience true happiness and true peace in your heart. Only in this way will you come to know the love of God and spread it further. I am calling you to be my apostles.” (March 18, 2000) May we invoke the name of Jesus, reverently and prayerfully and often!! Here is a Litany to the Holy Name of Jesus we can pray today: Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus Lord, have mercy on us Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the World, God the Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, one God, Jesus, Son of the living God, Jesus, Splendor of the Father, Jesus, Brightness of eternal Light, Jesus, King of Glory, Jesus, Sun of Justice, Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary, Jesus, most powerful, Jesus, most patient, Jesus, most obedient, Jesus, meek and humble of heart, Jesus, Lover of Chastity, Jesus, our Lover, Jesus, zealous for souls, Jesus, our God, Jesus, our Refuge, Jesus, Father of the Poor, Jesus, Treasure of the Faithful, Jesus, good Shepherd, Jesus, eternal Wisdom, Jesus, infinite Goodness, Jesus, joy of the Angels, Jesus, Crown of all Saints, [Please respond, deliver us, O Jesus] From all evil, deliver us, O Jesus. From all sin, From deception and the lies of the devil, From the culture of death, From greed and selfishness, From pornography, lust and promiscuity, From hatred, division and hostility, From pride and envy, From the scourge of abortion, From the breakdown of the family, From attacks against marriage, From gender ideology, From war and violence, From drug trafficking and addiction, From human trafficking, racism and all assaults against the dignity of the human person, From the fracturing of our nation and toxic ideologies, From everlasting death, Through the mystery of Your Holy Incarnation, …deliver us, O Jesus. Through Your Nativity, Through Your Infancy, Through Your most divine Life, Through Your Labors, Through Your Agony and Passion, Through Your Cross and Dereliction, Through your Sufferings, Through Your Death and Burial, Through Your Resurrection, Through Your Ascension, Through Your Institution of the Most Holy Eucharist, Through Your Joys, Through Your Glory, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Jesus. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Jesus. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Jesus. Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, You have said, ‘Ask and you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you’; mercifully attend to our supplications, and grant us the grace of Your most divine love, that we may love You with all our hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease to praise You. Make us, O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name, for You never fail to govern those whom You establish in Your love. You, Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen In Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Cathy Nolan (c) Mary TV 2023