Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

  Today is the Memorial to Guardian Angels.  I must admit that for a long time I put my Guardian Angel on the shelf next to my childhood memories and with Santa & Bunny. Not that I didn't believe in Guardian Angels but just saw them as a childhood help and as you got older the less you needed them or they kind of took on other children. Of course it is not the case. I know I need my Guardian and that He/She was there my whole life. 

   I guess in part was they typical image that got me thinking that it was just a childhood deal. I bet you know the image of the angel in a flowing gown guiding children across the bridge. But yet when I came across other images like the main picture I posted it brings on a new idea of Power and Strength. That image of the Angel is what I need to see. It gives me the sense of masculinity that fits the battle of my soul. I have always seen them as this power house of God and the other images never fit that idea. 

    I talk and pray to my Guardian Angel and I have even apologized to him for the stupid things I have done. I have always found the new image of the Guardian Angel with their head down or resting in the hand looking like they just might be saying " Here we go again" or " Why Me, Why Him for Me" or "Ohhhhh when will He learn". For me it fits for sure for my life. 
     It does not matter what image that comes into our minds when we talk to our angel, we just need to ask for guidance and thank them for being there. Below I have included the prayer to the Guardian Angel. 

Until tomorrow, God Bless, and remember your Guardian Angel during the day and say Thanks.

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God's love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.

Memorial of the Guardian Angels 
Lectionary: 458/650
Reading 1
JB 19:21-27
Job said:

Pity me, pity me, O you my friends,
for the hand of God has struck me!
Why do you hound me as though you were divine,
and insatiably prey upon me?

Oh, would that my words were written down!
Would that they were inscribed in a record:
That with an iron chisel and with lead
they were cut in the rock forever!
But as for me, I know that my Vindicator lives,
and that he will at last stand forth upon the dust;
Whom I myself shall see:
my own eyes, not another’s, shall behold him,
And from my flesh I shall see God;
my inmost being is consumed with longing.
Responsorial Psalm
PS 27:7-8A, 8B-9ABC, 13-14

R. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
Hear, O LORD, the sound of my call;
have pity on me, and answer me.
Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
Your presence, O LORD, I seek.
Hide not your face from me;
do not in anger repel your servant.
You are my helper: cast me not off.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
MT 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.”

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