“I am the LORD, this is my name…” (Isaiah c.42 v.8)
So said INRI CRISTO:
“Many times I am asked: if you teach that GOD has no name, why are we taught to say, including the New LORD’s Prayer, ‘hallowed be Your name’?
Firstly, He has no name because whoever names Him is someone superior, and claims to be above Him. He is the Supreme Being, the only non-created Being, there is no one superior to Him. Therefore, no one can name GOD. LORD, GOD, are titles; it is a status, a condition through which the earthlings may refer to the eternal FATHER and invoke Him. ‘Hallowed be Your name…’ What is a name but an appellation we use to call or invoke someone? For this very reason He says: ‘I am the LORD, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols’ (Isaiah c.42 v.8). The erect, evolved, intelligent beings, who hear me and ratiocinate, will take into account that the LORD is ONE; there will not be another LORD. When I speak of the LORD I am referring to my FATHER, my LORD and my GOD, the Supreme CREATOR, only non-created being, only eternal, only being worthy of worship and veneration, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, only LORD of the Universe. He is ONE, the Macrocosm, ineffable, the origin of everything, eternal source of life, essence of all things, the cosmic principle of unity that embraces the plurality of existence.
The word GOD originates from the Greek Théos. In each idiom there is a specific way to invoke the FATHER:
– In the English language, He is called LORD, GOD, ALMIGHTY, the Eternal;
– In Portuguese, SENHOR, DEUS;
– In French, SEIGNEUR, DIEU;
– In Spanish, SEÑOR, DIOS… and so on.
In other words, it doesn’t matter exactly the letters or words that are used, but to recognize that it is the way to express the invocation. Therefore, to simplify, when you say while praying the New LORD’s Prayer: ‘hallowed be Your name,’ it does not exactly mean that you will adore, venerate that word which you use to call Him, but it matters that your expression in the colloquy with the FATHER when invoking Him is the one of reverence, devotion and respect, differently from when you call an earthling.
Each time you say: ‘hallowed be Your name’, you are remembering yourself that you shall not invoke your LORD your GOD in vain. That means, each time you invoke the Supreme Being, do it with the needed reverence and, above anything, conscious that He is the LORD and there is no one beyond Him. UNIQUE, only saint is the LORD, there is no other. He cannot be blemished by anyone. Exactly because He is the only saint, He cannot be in the mouth of any dog or pig, as I warned two thousand years ago: ‘Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you’ (Matthew c.7 v.6).
I remember in my adolescence, the peasants of Italian origin in Indaial, Rodeio, Ascurra, Rio do Cedro… finally, in the environs of Blumenau, in Santa Catarina state, and how they used to say when they got angry: ‘Porca madona! Porco dio!’ , calling GOD pig. And why were they never chastised? Because they were referring to the “god” that has mother, the “god” of plaster, of clay, done by the perishable human hands; for this reason, protected by the involucre of ignorance, no evil happened to them. But had they referred to the ALMIGHTY, the LORD, Supreme CREATOR, they would not be protected from the saint wrath, they would not wait to receive the lash of Mother Nature, executioner of the divine justice. And so, purified in suffering, they would have the opportunity to glimpse the greatness and sublimity of the One who created all things, who is permanently alive in all of the cells of your bodies and in each particle of your blood the same way He vivifies each particle of the Universe. Peace be with you all!”