Readings for Friday October 2, 2009

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

First Reading: Baruch 1:15-22
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm
Gospel: Matthew 18:1-5,10

“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.” (Matt. 18:10)

If your guardian angel was given the ability to talk and tell stories about you, what kind of things would they say? Would they speak of the overtime that they put in guarding you from many of the bad decisions you wanted to make? Would they share all the things that they have protected you from? Would they talk about how many of our choices have greatly saddened them and God? Perhaps they would praise your faithfulness and love of God. Maybe they would tell you that you are doing a good job, but you just need to work a little harder in some areas. While we do not know exactly what they might say, we do know that they have a unique perspective on our lives, as they are always watching from an outsiders perspective.

While we may not be able to have conversations with our guardian angel, we should always take comfort in knowing that God has designated an angel for each one of us. An angel to watch over us, protect us, hear our prayers, and to even help guide us along the way. We should be very grateful for these great helpers who out of love for God, and us, take up this special duty of being a guardian angel.

God out of His great love is always looking out for us, so much in fact that He appoints a guardian over each one of us. Today let us remember and be thankful for our guardian angel.

Guardian Angels pray for us!

Father above, we thank you and praise you for the gift of this day. Lord you love us so much that you send us protectors to help keep us away from harm. Lord, you alone a so good an merciful, we thank you for all that we have and all that we are. Lord, even though nothing we can do would make us worthy of the gift of heaven, we pray that we can live this life sacrificing and honoring you in all that we do; until one day we can make it to you in heaven. We pray for all of our priests and religious; may they be strengthened in their ministries and in their vows. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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