In my recent Catholic New York column, I wrote about the most influential person in my life – Jesus Christ. Let me share an excerpt with you:
In our readings at daily Mass this Easter season, we often hear from the Acts of the Apostles. There we read that the earliest followers of our Lord were often arrested, hauled into court, and punished brutally because of the Name.
“We told you to stop preaching that Name!” the religious leaders warned them.
And, after being scourged, the Bible records that the apostles “…left rejoicing for their suffering for the sake of the Name.”
Jesus: the Name above every other name!
Everything that we in the Church do—teach, heal, serve, sanctify, feed, clothe, organize, pray—we do in, for, through, because of the Name.
You can read my whole column here.