Today is the Feast of the The Holy Guardian Angels. As a child we used to say our prayers at night to the guardian angels. Do we still do that or did left that as a childish way of faith? Scripture tells us about the guardian angels. Here is why we honor our guardian angels. Psalm 91 tells us that "for he commands his angels with regard to you, to guard you wherever you go". And Exodus 23 says: "The Lord say this: ‘ I my self will send an angel before you to guard you as you go and to bring you the place that I have prepared". And in todays Gospel we hear Jesus saying: "See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heave are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven".
The problem as adults is that we think that calling your guardian angel is just for children. We think we don't need help and can do it by ourselves. But the truth is that God sends us helpers “On Eagles Wings”. We as adults still need those guardian angels to become more like the Children of God. Why do we resist to become like a child, as the Gospel tells us. We know that children are pretty innocent and we know we are not. Is that a part of the problem? Do we think we are not deserving their help? We can think so but God thinks otherwise. He sends us His helpers all the time. We have to become dependent on God and accept the help he gives us. Sometimes that help comes in human form. As St. Paul says: " Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware". We might not see that angels came to us to help us. And when we in real trouble the winged eagles are there to guide and protect us.
Our Guardian Angels offer us divine protection. They fight on our behalf even without us knowing. They are God’s messengers of defense against bad things and also against to bad decisions. They keep us from falling or they help us up when we have fallen. We know we are not defenseless. God will send Angels and also his grace. We have spiritual armor. Thanks to our guardian angels and angels in human form. As scripture tells us we should heed and listen to the voice of our guardian angel. Today God calls us to renew our relationship with our Guardian Angel. Just like children, we also need all the help we can get in our journey through life. We are all dependent on God. We should never be afraid as God has given us our guardian angel. Whenever we are home, abroad or otherwise out and about, our angel is with us. These invisible spirits are here to protect us and guide us. Our guardian angels help to remind us of the need for us to always have a childlike attitude and humble ourselves before God. In that way we become the people that God wants us to be. Amen.