Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Power of the Name Jesus

My Dear People,

Honor The Holy Name of Jesus

Unlike the exorcisms we see on television and at the movies, Jesus commanded the demons with great authority. Even before the Holy Apostles recognized Jesus as the Son of God, the demons were crying out His Name in anguish. Mark's Gospel depicts Jesus as having power over darkness. "He commands unclean spirits, and they obey Him." Our Lord tells the Apostles, that they too will cast out demons in His Name. How powerful is the Holy Name of Jesus?

All too often in public, we hear people cursing Our Lord. Some have little reverence for the Name of the Lord. How disrespectful we can be, using the Holy Name of Jesus carelessly. If you are in the bad habit of cursing, ask Our Lord for the grace to respect His Name. Turn an occasion of sin, into an opportunity for prayer. Honor Our Lord, and many blessings will be bestowed upon you. It will not only be found pleasing to the Lord, but repulsive to the evil one. Pray, pray, pray always. Bring the heavenly blessings upon yourself and your family.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

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