Thought For The Week
'When you focus on the journey, you will be blessed with guardian angels to direct your path.' ~Lailah Gifty Akita
Last Friday (Oct 2nd) was the feast day of our guardian angel. From an early age we have been taught that we have a guardian angel. But before we were even taught we just knew. We sensed that there was someone special watching over us. This is not just a childhood fantasy, it is something real and something that gives us great comfort as we journey through life. Like many things we take our Guardian Angel for granted. We often forget that they are there as we allow the complexities of life take over our lives. Many people may say they are not religious but I have come across few people who dismiss the idea of a Guardian Angel. There are lots of little reminders of their presence in our lives each day. It's often the little things that stand out. It might be you remembering something important that needs to get done or a solution to some problem that you thought couldn't get solved or that lovely smile or hello that you weren't expecting. These are far from random and our Guardian Angel is the one behind them all.
Our scriptures have many references to angels. They are real, active and can best be described as God's protective love very near and close to us. Yesterday may have been their feast day but we turn to them for guidance each day. The following little prayer is one we all know so well: "O 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, to rule and guide. Amen"