September 29

Feast of the Angels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel

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. Angels are mentioned more than 300 times in scripture. They are usually depicted as messengers from God in human form. Perhaps the greatest benefit of this renewed interest was to make us stop and think about the “angels” in our daily lives – family, friends, colleagues, sometimes even strangers – who speak a comforting word, spend some time with us or who even challenge us to go beyond and take a risk. The presence of these “angels”, is another reminder that we are not alone but that the voice of God can be heard in many ways.

Prayer

May I be attuned, O God, to the insights and inspirations You send me through all who are Your special messengers.

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, Mary, 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

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

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato

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

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 Eliot

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

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

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