MY daily reflection and prayer:
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael, Archangels
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. John 1: 47-51
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.” And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
TODAY is Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael, Archangels. The Church venerates today the holy service of three of the archangels, St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael. They stand out for their honest love for God’s most holy will.
God asks them a favor and they truly fulfill it. They have done their jobs faithfully. St. Michael wrestled with Lucifer and cast him out of heaven. St. Gabriel faithfully delivered the most important messages of human history to Zacharias and Mary. St. Raphael came to the aid of Tobias in the Old Testament.
In the Gospel today, Jesus Christ says to Nathanael “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.” Then he promises to Nathanael saying, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” As Nathanael, in these angels there isn’t any duplicity of heart.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we adore Jesus Christ as the Angels of heaven. Wouldn’t it be great for us to be honest instruments of God’s infinite love like these three archangels?
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you look into the heart and doesn’t judge by appearances. Thank you for the example of these three archangels. They aid us on our journey towards you, so that we may come to praise you for all eternity forever and ever. Amen.