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What’s in a name?
How you talk about someone by name shows the regard—or lack of it—you have for them. God gave the Israelites the commandment: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” Honoring the name of God, though, means more than not using it casually. It also involves showing respect for whom the name represents. That there is a feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus should come as no surprise. Devotion to Jesus’ name goes back many centuries, and the Franciscan saints Bernardine of Siena and John of Capistrano helped to make it popular. Honoring the name honors Jesus the person and his presence in your everyday life.
TODAY’S READINGS: 1 John 2:29; John 1:29-34 (206)
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”