At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. The Gospel of the Lord
"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."
REFLECTION: "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."
God in His love for us has given us a heavenly spirit to protect and guide us. How many of us can truly say that we speak to our guardian angel and wait his guidance? How many of us know we have our own personal guardian angel and he is there to help us make it to heaven?
Our guardian angel is working behind the scenes. We are not alone when we face life's challenges. God would never have given us His life, and a set of commandments and an army of prophets, priests, family and friends without giving us the backroom workers--the angels who work behind the scenes, the battalion to help us fight this holy fight on earth.
Saint Padre Pio would see his guardian angel. He communicated with angels. He would ask his spiritual children, "send me your guardian angel" when asked by them to help in solving problems in their lives.
Quotes from Saint Padre Pio
" How close to us stands one of the celestial spirits who from the cradle to the grave never leaves us for an instant. He guides us, he protects us like a friend, like a brother. This should be a source of constant consolation for us, especially during the saddest times of our lives."
"My guardian angel has been my friend since my infancy. "
"Your tears were collected by angels and were placed in a gold chalice, and you will find them when you present yourself before God."
(Saint Padre Pio)
Our guardian angels do not involve themselves in our lives unless we ask them, invite them. "Invoke your guardian angel that he will illuminate you and will guide you. God has given him to you for this reason. Therefore use him!" (Saint Padre Pio)
PRAYER: Dearest Angel, my guardian against the world, forgive me for not remembering that you are a gift to me from God, to help me travel through this world. May I never again sadden you when I opt to sin rather than follow you to God. Amen
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