We celebrate the Holy Name of Jesus. In our world gone made where the name of God in any form is used in vain, today is a good reminder of the sacredness of the name of Jesus. As a child, I was taught to nod my head whenever I used the name of Jesus in prayer. It was unthinkable to use it in any other way. I have noticed in a few places the practice is coming back. Once children are taught to bow their head at the Holy Name, that gesture will become part of their prayer.
Today I pray that the name of God will once again be respected by all people and due reverence given to the One who created us all.