Friday 29 September 2017

About Today Readings

Ss. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels.

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14. Psalm 137(138):1-5. John 1:47 51.

In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord — Psalm 137(138):1-5. John 1:47 51.

‘God has appointed angels to serve him.’

In each of the readings today, the glory of God and the fulfilment of God’s promises involve the angels.

Do we ever ask our guardian angel to look after us, as the Israelites did with the Archangel Michael? (Was he their guardian angel?)

Perhaps we find it easier to appeal to the saints because they have names by which they can be called, and seem more human, especially when we have portraits of them.

Angels, however, are powerful, mystical subjects of God.

Maybe the only time we have regarded angels with some human perception is at the Annunciation when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary.

It would be good to broaden our spiritual horizons and ask for guidance not only from the saints but also from God’s angels.

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