Today’s Gospel: Matthew 18:1-5, 10 – Memorial of the Guardian Angels
“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.” Mt 18:10
I grew up without knowing my guardian angel. Raised in the Protestant religion, I did not even know guardian angels existed. I first learned about them when I married my Catholic husband and raised our children in the Catholic faith. Eventually I converted, but I never really thought I had my own guardian angel.
So, what if you never knew you had a guardian angel? Do you still have one?
I did not have a lot of religious instruction as a child. I grew up in a small town and often walked to church by myself. I preferred going to church over Sunday School. I learned more hearing the readings and the sermon.
I really wanted to learn. I really wanted to know Jesus.
Looking back, I have often thought that Jesus must have walked me to church. And maybe He sent me an angel to keep me company and watch over me.
“What a comfort to you it is to know that when we go out of the house, we are never alone en route.” – St John Vianney, Sermon on the Feast of the Guardian Angels
God loves us so much, he gave us a guardian angel to watch over us. Do you know your guardian angel?
God, thank You for nudging me to go to church when I was just a little girl. And for sending me an angel to tell me You loved me.
Copyright 2018 Colleen Spiro
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