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January 20

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An angel is not necessarily a celestial being. The Greek term “angelos” means “messenger.” Anyone who wakes us up to be more alive, more truly ourselves, is an “angel”. We have all met messengers in this sense. They come in the most unexpected guises. It’s not the wings that make the angel, but the message of courageous presence and creative acceptance, no matter what the moment brings.
Adapted from gratefulness.org


For God shall give angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.


How many people can you think of who have benefited your life in the past? How many of these have you personally thanked? Do you value what they taught you? How are you changed?

Suggested Reading

See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
Exodus 23:20

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2

I believe in angels and they help us make the right decisions.
Pope Francis

The way people come into your life when you need them, it’s wonderful and it happens in so many ways. It’s like having an angel. Somebody comes along and helps you get right.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

An angel of God never has wings.
Joseph Smith, Jr.

The people whose lives you touch may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
David B. Haight

Be an angel to someone else whenever you can, as a way of thanking God for the help your angel has given you.
Eileen Elias Freeman

The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people. 
Eric Honeycutt

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Elliot

All God’s angels come to us disguised.
James Russell Lowell

Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Lorraine K Mitchell.

Angels mend our patchwork hearts with threads of love.
Terri Guillemets

When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.
Mary Baker Eddy