Thursday 16 April 2009

Blessed be the Most Holy Name of Jesus!

The Name of Jesus is the glory of preachers, because the shining splendor of that Name causes His word to be proclaimed and heard. And how do you think such an immense, sudden and dazzling light of faith came into the world, if not because Jesus was preached? Was it not through the brilliance and sweet savor of this Name that God called us into his marvelous light? When we have been enlightened, and in that same light behold the light of heaven, rightly may the apostle Paul say to us: "Once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light." So this Name must be proclaimed, that It may shine out and never be suppressed. St. Bernardino of Siena (Sermo 49, De Glorioso Nomine Iesu Christi)

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