I got my days mixed up. Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, but I posted a homily for her yesterday, January 3, which was the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. When it came time for the homily at my Mass yesterday, for he Holy Name of Jesus I simply recited what I remembered from Chapter Two of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. To fill up this space now, I will simply recite that passage as I remember it. It does speak well for the name of Jesus.
Let this mind be in you. Which was also in Christ Jesus, who though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be clung to.
Rather, he emptied himself taking on the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
For this reason God exalted him, and bestowed on him a name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven, and on earth and under th earth; and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.