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dc.contributor.authorRouse, Maryanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 442en_US
dc.description.abstractWhat's in a name? What's in YOUR name? Admittedly I don't spend a great deal of time, thinking about this, but today I am. This is the feast of the Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. And oh, yes, my name is Maryanne||A bit of background: Mary is supposed to have been derived from Miriam who was the sister of Aaron and Moses. So, Mary was a popular choice of name for Old Testament families. As the name of the Mother of Jesus, it has been a popular name for centuries. There are at least 103 variations. Some even suggest that Mario is a masculine form. Possible meanings: Wished for child, Star of the Sea, and Beloved. This last meaning surely fits Jesus' mother and her place of reverence in Christian churches.|It was somewhat common in the '40s and '50s to name all girls with the first name of Mary and a second distinguishing name. Good friends of mine have daughters: Mary Katherine and Mary Ann called Kathy and Ann. Another family, Mary Frances, Mary Claire, Mary Kate, and Mary Jane, all of whom drop their first name in every day dealings.|Naming children is one of the most important tasks that parents do. If you peruse the Internet you can spend a great deal of time finding sites that discuss names, their meanings, their current popularity or lack thereof, and so on. Sometimes names are chosen to honor or remember a relative, popular sport figure, and the like. It gets a little dicey when the child begins to grow and demonstrates traits of the person he/she is named after or does not do so and subsequently shoulders a sense of guilt in the process. Though modeling may not have been something parents seriously intended.|It's worth some time praying with your name. Imagine yourself in a peaceful setting when you begin to hear God calling your name. What name is used? How does it make you feel? Thank God for the feelings and decide in prayer to follow up as needed. More prayer time? A switch of name or nickname? Reflection on the source of the feeling/s?|In today's Gospel, Jesus employs the use of name in a somewhat different manner: the use of "good tree" should be "good fruit." And if you call yourself a fig, you should not be producing thornbushes. And if you call yourself Christian, what should you be producing? Or if you want your house to stand, what kind of foundation does it need?en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, September 11, 2010: 23rd week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Business Administrationen_US
dc.program.unitHeider College of Businessen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRouse, Maryanne M.en_US Timeen_US 23en_US
dc.subject.local11 Corinthians 10:14-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 116:12-13, 17-18en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 6:43-49en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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