Most Holy Name of Jesus: Wednesday 3rd January, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Most Holy Name of Jesus”: Today’s Feast celebrates the “Most Holy Name of Jesus”: as the Messiah; given by God our Father, through the angel Gabriel to Mary.  Ponder on, “The name “Jesus” has: divine power to heal, expel demons, evoke graces of faith, hope and love for God.  Do we speak with reverence when the name, “Jesus” is used?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 2:21-24

When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.

And when the day came for them to be purified in keeping with the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord – observing what is written in the Law of the Lord: Every first-born male must be consecrated to the Lord – and also to offer in sacrifice, in accordance with what is prescribed in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.