"Thus says the Lord:
Observe what is right, do what is just,
for my salvation is about to come"
Jesus means in Hebrew: "God saves." At the annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name as his proper name, which exprersses both his identity and his mission.18Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus his eternal Son made man, "will save his people from their sins".19 in Jesus, God recapitulates all of his history of salvation on behalf of men.