Monday, October 2, 2017
Memorial of the Guardian Angels, Year I
Matthew 18:1-5, 10
Friends, today we celebrate the memorial of our Guardian Angels. Why does God send these spiritual messengers to help us? Well, Aquinas says that each of us, due to our fallible nature, have been assigned a heavenly guide. Is all of this just speculation and conjecture?


One of my favorite stories about angels this one: two relatively inexperienced pilots found themselves lost on a foggy day. Though they tried desperately to make contact with an airport, they were incapable of doing so. One of them then prayed for protection.


In time, a voice crackled onto the radio. The speaker identified himself as a controller from a small airport. Through very precise instructions, he guided the two pilots through the fog to a landing-strip at that airport.


Once they had arrived to their astonishment they discovered that the airport was closed and that there was no one on duty. A bizarre coincidence? A happy accident? Or perhaps a sign that we are being protected by powers at a higher pitch of ontological perfection. As you know, stories such as this come out of the woodwork once people are given the opportunity to share them.

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