Most people I know believe in angels. Even some of the ones
who are a bit uncertain in their belief in God still believe in
angels. Why is this? Maybe it is because it feels right to believe
in a force of goodness higher than ourselves. God has far too often
been mistakenly shown as a punisher of us. Angels, however, are
almost always shown delivering God's messages of love and joy,
helping us in our times of need, and aiding us in our desire to do
good. We so often fall short of that desire that it is comforting
to know that there are forces stronger than us willing to help us in
I myself believe deeply in angels. I believe that God is a god of
love and that God wishes for us to be full of love, joy, peace, and
happiness. I believe that God sends his angels to help us
constantly whenever we need them whether we believe in them or not.
We are all put here to love each other, to help each other, and to
do good for each other. Sometimes, though, we need some help.
Sometimes are own efforts fall short of what we need. That is when
angels appear. Most of the time we don't even see them or realize
their presense, but I know that they are there helping us,
protecting us, and loving us.
There are other angels in this world too. These are angels
that we can see everyday. They are what I call angels in disguise.
They are the people around us whose love, joy, goodness, and light
brighten our lives. They are the people whose very presense makes
our lives better, more enjoyable, and happier than we could ever
hope. They are the people who live in the Kingdom of God even while
they are here on earth. Yes, I do believe in angels. I believe
angels are all around us. I believe some of them fly down from
heaven and some of them are people you know.
~ Joseph J. Mazzella ~
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (joecool@wirefire) -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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