When we say the name Jesus, we are identifying someone who is incommunicably singular and inexhaustibly strange.
The Holy Family's faith is neither sentimental nor easy nor even stable.
“I AM WHO I AM,” God told Moses (Exod. 3:14). God has a name. But, unlike ours, his Name perfectly expresses what and who he is. “Jeff” is an arbitrary noise, an arbitrary signature, that has no intrinsic connection to a person who by no means has to exist. “Jeff” expresses nothing.
Our minds at this year’s beginning are focused on him who will make all things new. Blessed be the name of the Lord: Jesus, “The Lord saves!”
"Let us blaze his Name abroad, For of gods he is the God; For his mercies ay endure, Ever faithful, ever sure."
Our fear of blood might explain why the feast day we celebrate today is often called Holy Name rather than the Circumcision of Christ (evidently the more common name in days gone by)