October 20

 Reflection

A few years ago, there was a resurgence in interest and belief in angels with many books being published about the place of angels in our lives, some even on the New York Times best-seller list. Perhaps the greatest benefit was that it made us stop and think about the “angels” in our daily lives – family, friends, colleagues, sometimes even strangers – who speak a friendly word, spend time with us, or who challenge us to go beyond ourselves and take a risk.  These angels are present and visible and often taken for granted. Their relationship is a message that we are not alone and God can be present in many ways.

Prayer

May I be attuned to the insights and inspirations that come  to me through the people in my life.

Action

Spend some time today thanking God for those people in your life who inspire you and lead you closer to God.

Suggested Reading

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, you have found favor with God.”
Luke 1:30

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:20

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

Angels are not extraordinary beings with wings and a halo. They are ordinary people living ordinary lives But they have special qualities that touch our heart and soul in special ways.
Aurli Kahruna

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

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

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Angels exist in our lives every day, but unless we remember how to listen, we are not aware of their presence.
Unknown

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Lucretius

I could not have made it this far had there not been angels along the way.
Della Reese

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