In the Gospel of Divine Mercy Sunday, our Lord gives His priests the power to absolve from sin without limit. In the first half of the Gospel, we are required to have faith and to accept God’s mercy, and in the second half of the Gospel proclaims, “Blessed are those who do not see and yet believe.”
Father, Son & Holy Ghost
Sermons about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Trinity.
Names tell us what things are. The Rabbinic understanding in the 2nd chapter of Genesis was saying what each thing was according to its nature, not just what he called it. To the Jews, then, names tell us what something is, it gives us an idea of that thing’s essence. So a name is fundamental to understanding what a thing is. Take the name Jesus, for example. It means “Savior.”
“The Word Became Flesh” is the central mystery of our faith. The first two Masses for Christmas day (the Mass at Midnight and the Mass at Dawn) told about the birth of our Savior according to the flesh, born in a stable in Bethlehem. But in the Mass of Christmas Day, Holy Mother Church wants to make sure that we understand the significance of that event, the Word became flesh.