Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sept. 13, 2016: What Jesus is like - His Name

Sept. 13, 2016: What Jesus is like - His Name Jesus' Name is a Name of love, of suffering and of hope! But what a price Jesus paid to receive this most sweet Name which means Savior!
What a sweet Name is Jesus' Name! What a heavenly sentiment one feels when pronouncing it! How much the soul glimpses through this Name! There is something very pure, very beautiful and harmonious in it. Something made up of light and purity. Of love and suffering. Of fidelity and of loyalty! Something which one cannot look full on, because it is blinding. Which one cannot embrace without caution, because it melts one. Which, nevertheless, in all Its Light the soul longs to contemplate and to embrace without any limits. Jesus is a Name of peace which calms all storms. A Name of light which illuminates the night of the spirit. A Name which embraces and consoles. Which sustains and gives one the strength for sacrifice. A Name which penetrates even to the inner recesses of hearts and purifies them. A Name of glory and splendor. A Name that tastes of heaven. Adorable Name! Who is not enchanted by Your sweetness? Who does not experience Your virtue? At times I see Him as a child. The first thing you ask a child is, "What is your name?" Let us do this often with Jesus. He will answer in the depths of our soul. With the sweetness and love that are so characteristic of Him, He will tell us what we need to hear. "I am the Resurrection and the Life" (Jn 11:25). His Divine Lips will tell us over and over that our faith will be illuminated and our hope for future happiness will expand the breadth of our souls, anguished at the thought of the death of those we love. "It is I. Do not be afraid" (Mk 6:50). We shall hear, be touched and feel ourselves relieved of a great weight that oppresses us as we become aware of His Compassion, His Charity, and His Infinite Love. Jesus wants love from us more than fear. He wants more confidence, abandonment, love and gratefulness. How can we fear Him Who came to earth to save us? -Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, "What Jesus is Like"