Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reflection: John 1:47-51

Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels – John 1:47-51

This is the feast day of the Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Now ask yourself: Is this feast meaningful to me? Do I believe in angels regardless of whether they are archangels or just regular angels?

Most of us learned about angels at a young age. There are angels in the Scriptures. In the past years, there have been books and TV shows focused on angels. Yet I suspect that many of us have not had a personal and up close experience of an angel, a heavenly being, appearing to us.

I believe that if we take time to think about it, we hopefully could name several people in our lives who are angels to us. It may be someone who notices us and asks how we are. Or perhaps it is someone who anticipates our needs. Or it may be a person who surprises us with a simple gift or their time or attention.

Today, take note of the angels that appear to you and strive to be an angel to the individuals you encounter. It can be a simple gift to give!

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