It was the angel Gabriel who told Mary her son shall be named Jesus.
Some of us are named after relatives or saints. But names can also do us favors like mentioning a name to cut in line, or citing acquaintance with an esteemed professor or politician to move up in position. Today, we reflect on Jesus’s name, which means “God saves” in Hebrew.
What is in the name of Jesus? Quite simply and profoundly: this name leads us through any door we need to pass through to find both consolation and joy in our journey to Heaven. The power in His Name will not let us down.
What does Jesus’s name mean to you? How do you live in His name?
Let us pray for the strength in Jesus to lead us this day! Amen.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!