Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Feast of Guardian Angels


Exo. 23: 20-23

Mt 18: 1-5,10

Today we celebrate the feast of Guardian angels. The word Angel comes from Greek word aggelos which means messenger. We have been taught from our child hood that everyone has a guardian angel.  They are appointed by God to  protect us and guide us for eternal life. As we celebrate the feast of Guardian angels we pray to God that we feel their presence in our lives...there are times when we were protected by our guardian angels but never acknowledged. Yesterday I was telling you that we are the messenger of peace. Today the messenger is the angel. Can we be guardian angel to each other. The angel brings good news, protects and guides one to attain eternal life.

To participate worthily in Holy Eucharist, we ask pardon form God.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The first reading is all about the angel. The first reading ends with : if you listen to what  he says and fulfill what I say to you, I will be enemy of your enemies. ...and so on...this is the assurance God gives us that he is always with us but he never forces... it is our free choice whether to be with Him or without Him.

In the Gospel Jesus speaks about a little child. A child is vulnerable. Those who are innocent, weak in the society physically and economically  are like a child who are  taken for a ride. Jesus warns us today not to despise one of these little ones.

Let's ask to oneself ; Have I ever neglected the vulnerable around me?

May God bless us with his words.

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