Minute Meditations

Let the Name of Jesus Slow You Down

A friend of mine suggests that we treat the name of Jesus in the Hail Mary like a speed bump: Slow down as you approach it, and speak it with care and attention. “Blessed is the fruit of thy womb … Jesus.” Let’s speak Jesus’s name with tender love at every Hail Mary in the rosary. Indeed, we should never neglect the power of Christ’s name—the only name under heaven by which we may hope in salvation (see Acts 4:12).

— from the book Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth
by Edward Sri

Praying the Rosary Like Never Before


1 thought on “Let the Name of Jesus Slow You Down”

  1. Candie Lyla Pinaula

    I love the Speed bump approach to Jesus’ Name.
    I slow down not only to ask Jesus for his help or to intercede for me but to truly believe that he is with me, standing there beside me.

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