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January 3rd: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

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Gospel text (Lk 2,21-24): When eight days were completed for his circumcision, He was named Jesus, the name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb(…). When eight days were completed for his circumcision, He was named Jesus, the name given Him by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.

When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” and to offer the sacrifice of “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,” in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we celebrate the Name of Jesus itself. It's not a small thing! Each human being is unique and unrepeatable; each one is loved by God in a unique way. This is why the proper name that represents each one and with which we are called is so important. "My name", that of each one, has a sacred value. They named the Redeemer ... like us (on the day of our baptism).

-In the "Our Father" Jesus teaches us to say "hallowed be thy name". I hope it's true!

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