'The wisdom of the ages teaches that each individual, whether believer or not, good or bad, old or young, sick or well, rich or poor, has a personal guardian angel with him or her at every moment of life's journey.' ~Janice T. Connell
Today (Oct 2nd) is 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.
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. Today is their feast day but especially of your guardian angel. A fitting prayer today and indeed every day might be: "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"