John 1:47-51

A friend of mine went up to Baguio for a vacation. One evening they were traveling, and because they were not so familiar with the place and because of the fog, they went off road and were in danger of falling to the ravine. Out of nowhere came a gentleman who helped them push the car. When they were on safe ground already, the gentleman was nowhere to be found. 

We all know that God is the creator. In the Book of Genesis we are told that he created the world in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested. In fact, God created Man so that he may experience God’s love and goodness. In the Book of Job, we are also told that way before God created Man, he created the angels. Angels are spiritual beings who are strong, intelligent and like human beings, have free will. They are meant to assist us in our everyday lives.

Every September, we celebrate the Feasts of three Archangels. 

  1. Gabriel, which means the “Strength of God. He too is the MESSENGER. He appeared to Zechariah and to Mary. This is a reminder that God has a plan for each of us and he does care.
  2. Raphael, which means “God Heals.” Because our bodies are not perfect and because our emotions get hurt, we are all in need of healing. This is a testimony that true healing only comes from God.
  3. Michael, which means, “He who is like God.” He too is our defender against the devils. This is a reminder that in this world there is the seen and the unseen and there are angels and demons. God is always victorious.

In all Masses, we are reminded of God’s goodness through ANGELS. In closing, let us pray together the most popular prayer to our Guardian Angel:

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

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