Some days my thoughts are much more simple than others. I’m not sure that applies today, but I can say my thoughts will be rather brief. Do you remember one of the first prayers you were taught? Do you still recite that prayer? To be honest, I had abandoned this particular prayer to the back of my mind for decades until one morning about four years ago I was on my way to a job site to check on a job that was causing me much grief. I was listening to EWTN on the radio and they had guest discussing the reality that each of us has a guardian angel assigned to assist in life. It was a very interesting program that brought to life the reality that Jesus spoke to His apostles so long ago…and we read in Today’s Gospel.
The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”
So not to make what should be a short story long, since that day four years ago, I have taken up the practice of reciting that simple prayer each morning at the end of my Rosary…
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side – to light, to guard, to rule and to guide. Amen.
Do something great for our Lord today – turn and become like a child again…call on your guardian angel to light, to guard, to rule and to guide because the path to heaven is narrow and treacherous – call on your Guardian Angel to assist you down that path.
Bless the LORD, all you angels,
you ministers, who do his will.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.
But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.
Put on Love.