It’s deja vu all over again…I believe it was just last week when I posted about our guardian angels and today we celebrate the Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels Mass today. So rather than me do this topic all over again, I’m gonna let Bishop Barren offer his thoughts on this topic this morning…
From Bishop Barren’s daily post:
Friends, today we celebrate the feast of our Guardian Angels. Why does God send these spiritual messengers to help us? Well, Aquinas says that each of us, due to our fallen nature, has been assigned a heavenly guide. Is all of this just speculation and conjecture?
One of my favorite stories about angels is this one: Two relatively inexperienced pilots found themselves lost on a foggy day. Though they tried desperately to make contact with an airport, they were incapable of doing so. One of them then prayed for protection.
In time, a voice crackled onto the radio. The speaker identified himself as a controller from a small airport. Through very precise instructions, he guided the two pilots through the fog to a landing strip at that airport.
Once they had arrived, to their astonishment they discovered that the airport was closed and that there was no one on duty. A bizarre coincidence? A happy accident? Or perhaps a sign that we are being protected by powers at a higher pitch of ontological perfection? As you know, stories such as this come out of the woodwork once people are given the opportunity to share them.
Do something great for our Lord today – repeat after me. Angel of God, my guardian dear. To whom God’s love commits thee here. Ever this day be at my side – to light, to guard, to rule and to guide. Amen. Now, just as Bishop Barren related that story of the two pilots to us, take some time and think about where and when your angel has protected you.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
But you, man of God, pursue righteousness,
devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Compete well for the faith.