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Alan Burns

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Holy Guardian Angels
« on: October 02, 2019, 10:12:03 AM »
Today is the feast of our Guardian Angels - a much forgotten attribute of our Christian faith.

  ‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.’  Matthew 18:10

Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love entrusts me here
Ever this day be at my side
To watch, to rule, to guard, to guide
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 10:47:12 AM »
Moderator - please note this topic was raised on the Prayers, Thoughts, and Announcements board and any comments should be within the ethos of the board
« Last Edit: October 02, 2019, 11:09:57 AM by Nearly Sane »

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 05:15:44 PM »
That's lovely Alan, I think I've heard it before or something like it. I like the idea.

I found this: Mathew 18:10 reads: “See that you do not look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven".
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Alan Burns

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 12:29:02 AM »
That's lovely Alan, I think I've heard it before or something like it. I like the idea.

I found this: Mathew 18:10 reads: “See that you do not look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven".
Thanks for your positive response, Robbie.

Not sure if you read this post I made some time ago, but it is relevant:

A few weeks ago my wife and I were hosting a meal with two other Christian couples.  A piece of Bible text we discussed was the quote from Jesus that we all have Angels in heaven.  Our friend Helen seemed very moved by this reading, saying she had never come across it before.

Helen came up to us today after Mass to share something she had kept secret for twenty years.  It was twenty years ago when she was diagnosed with Multiple-Sclerosis, and she recalled walking down Stockton High Street in bright sunshine thinking about the warning she had just been given that her sight might soon fail due to MS.  She was looking at all the wonderful colours in the sunshine thinking soon she may never see them again in such vivid glory.

She was passing someone doing a street collection, and as she put her hand out to give a donation, the person took hold of her arm and said just one sentence: "Don't worry, your sight will never fail".  Helen was so frightened by this she walked quickly away, but then retraced her steps to try to speak to this person, but when she looked the person was gone.

Helen now needs to walk with crutches due to the MS, but her sight is still intact twenty years later.  Was it an angel sent to reassure her?
The truth will set you free  - John 8:32
Truth is not an abstraction, but a person - Edith Stein
Free Will is the highest truth about humanity - GK Chesterton

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2019, 08:49:21 AM »
Certainly could have been Alan. It's one of those strange experiences that we can't understand because it doesn't have a logical explanation.

It's quite wonderful too that Helen is still alive and getting around, albeit on crutches, twenty years after her MS diagnosis.
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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 09:03:13 AM »
Moderator:

Given that this thread is now an exchange it is unsuited to the ethos of this (Prayer, Thoughts and Announcements) Board so I'm moving it to the Faith Sharing Area so that the exchange can continue there.

Done.

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2019, 12:11:07 PM »
Couldn't resist posting this link.... Well, it's Amy Grant. Need I say more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIO9KH3UC8&app=desktop
"The rose of all the world is not for me.
I want, for my part only the little white rose of Scotland,
that smells sharp and sweet and breaks the heart."

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 05:17:59 PM »
No offence intended, but aren't we meant to address our prayers to God, rather than to angels or for that matter, deceased people such as ancestors or saints?

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Re: Holy Guardian Angels
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2019, 05:40:27 PM »
Generally yes Spud but we ask people to pray for us; if the Lord 'employs' the angels to care for us I'm sure he'd want us to talk to them sometimes. Would be rude not to. Not that I've ever talked to angels, I might start now though. I love that prayer Alan quoted at the beginning, it's  comforting.
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