Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lucia Twelve things to know about Angels


The Twelve Most Important Things to Know About Them

1. They really exist. Not just in our minds, or our myths, or our symbols, or our culture. They are as real as your dog, or your sister, or electricity.

2. They’re present, right here, right now, right next to you, reading these words with you.

3. They’re not cute, cuddly, comfortable, chummy, or “cool”. They are fearsome and formidable. They are huge. They are warriors.

4. They are the real “extra-terrestrials”, the real “Super-men”, the ultimate aliens. Their powers are far beyond those of all fictional creatures.

5. They are more brilliant minds than Einstein.

6. They can literally move the heavens and the earth if God permits them.

7. There are also evil angels, fallen angels, demons, or devils. These too are not myths. Demon possessions, and exorcisms, are real.

8. Angels are aware of you, even though you can’t usually see or hear them. But you can communicate with them. You can talk to them without even speaking.

9. You really do have your very own “guardian angel”. Everybody does.

10. Angels often come disguised. “Do not neglect hospitality, for some have entertained angels unawares”—that’s a warning from life’s oldest and best instruction manual.

11. We are on a protected part of a great battlefield between angels and devils, extending to eternity.

12. Angels are sentinels standing at the crossroads where life meets death. They work especially at moments of crisis, at the brink of disaster—for bodies, for souls, and for nations.



I talk to my Guardian Angel all the time (and to my children's Angels). Mostly I ask for help with driving, and my Angel just tends to clear the way for me when I really need it (such as merging with traffic). I don't overuse his help. I've never actually seen or heard him, but apparently he'd be terrifying. That's why the first thing angels say when they appear to us is, don't be afraid.


Related link: Peter Kreeft: Twelve things to know about angels ~ Insight Scoop

3 comment(s):

merlene said...

I will never forget an accident that happened on the Wainuiomata hill, a long time ago.
A woman was driving with children in the car, they veered off the road and tumbled. The woman driver said that as the car was tumbling, she swore something in the car cushioned the her and her children as the car was rolling?

Lucia Maria said...

Merlene,

Same thing must have happened to my youngest son when he tumbled down a long wooden staircase backwards when he was 2. Was completely unhurt.

A priest once told me that he believed that none of us would have survived childhood if it weren't for our Guardian Angels.

merlene said...

I Love stories like that.

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