MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday October 2, 2014 “Their angels behold the Father in heaven”
Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Matthew 18:1-5, 10.
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.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
Today is the memorial of the Guardian Angels. So let’s consider on it. Jesus says to the disciples, “…. for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.” In my mind, it means that as the children of God, we have angels in heaven who watch us in the world. They are our guardians as the Psalmist says, “For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).
Thanks to the Lord that God dwells among us with the lowly and regards us with compassion through all His angels. Through them, God guides us in our struggle of life. He does not leave us alone in our struggle, especially in refusing evil and choosing good (ref. Isaiah 7:15).
Now we know then that the angels are God’s messengers and protectors for us in the world and our connectors to heaven. In the Bible, we find so many examples of how the angels serve as messengers and protectors. For example, when Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions, an angel protected him from harm (Daniel 6:22); when Peter was chained in prison and kept under guard, an angel woke him in middle of the night, released his chains, and brought him safely out of prison, past several guards and through locked gates (see Acts 12:11).
Someday, to St. Faustino, Jesus said that whoever worshipped Him in Adoration of the Eucharistic is like an angel who supported and strengthened Him during his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:43). So, by worshipping Him in Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we present before Him as the angels as Jesus revealed to St. Faustino.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for Your guidance and protection through the angels. You are our refuge and strength. May we always know Your guiding hand and the help of Your angels in protecting us from every evil, now and forever. Amen
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