Posted by: livingscripture | October 2, 2018

October 2, 2018 Feast of the Guardian Angels

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Tuesday October 2, 2018

Feast of the Guardian Angels

 WORD of the DAY 

 See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.      (Exodus 23: 20)

 How shall I live this Word?

These words are taken from Exodus: a book that, with those of Genesis and Deuteronomy, narrates what the ancient Patriarchs lived during the long and troubled journey to the promised land.

It is interesting to grasp how much God cared for humans. This attention is also given to us by the Creator who sends an Angel, so that we do not have to feel alone and be discouraged during the journey.

Of course, it is also comforting for us to think that since birth, an Angel (invisible to the eyes but beneficial to the heart) is always with us.

One day a friend said to me: What was the need to create the Guardian Angels; I do not see the reason.

I asked him what need there was to create the lily of the valley and the violets? Was not the rose enough? That of the Guardian Angel is an initiative, a gift from God so that we can be helped to live fully what God, in His boundless love, has devised for us. So let us pray to our Angel Friend! It will help us to be more sensitive in our life journey, to perceive all the beautiful and good reality that surrounds us.

How many beautiful things help us to see well and enjoy it! Yes, sunny days, but also those of clouds and rain. It will help us to visit works of art, to enjoy the arrival of a friend. Everything is a gift, it is the good that is visible, but also the invisible Angel who is always with each of us through the tenderness of God the Father in our regard.

 My dear Angel, help me to discern the good and to decide to accomplish it with the grace of God.

 The voice of Rabindranath Tagore, Oriental Poet

 I believe we are very free within certain limits.  And yet, I am also convinced that there is an invisible hand, an Angel guide, who in some way, like a submerged helix, urges us ahead.

 

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