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ANGELS AMONG US


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I will not wish thee riches nor the glow of greatness, but that
wherever thou go some weary heart shall gladden at thy smile, or
shadowed life know sunshine for a while. And so thy path shall be
a track of light, like angels' footsteps passing through the
night.

WORDS ON A CHURCH WALL IN UPWALTHAM, ENGLAND



     People in our culture are uncomfortable with the notion of
angels in today's world. When we can explain something, we call
it a "natural occurrence." But when we cannot explain it, we
shrink from labelling it "supernatural." Yet how many of us, in
moments when life has seemed most frightening or painful or
bewildering, have heard a whisper, felt an invisible hand on our
shoulder, been helped by a stranger who was just like us ... and
yet, somehow, not like us? At times when we have felt abandoned
and alone, how many of us have been touched by a mysterious,
unexplainable encounter that has given us the courage and the
strength we needed to go on?

     Why is it necessary to explain such occurrences? Why
wouldn't a loving God, intimately concerned with His children,
send angels and humans to do His work? For what is it that angels
do? They bring us good news. They open our eyes to moments of
wonder, to lovely possibilities, to exemplary people, to the idea
that God is here in our midst. They lift our hearts and give us
wings.

We can do that for each other.

     Angels minister to us. They sit silently with us as we
mourn. They offer us opportunities to turn our suffering into
bridges of healing and hope. They challenge us toward new
understanding, fresh perspective.

We can do that for each other.

     Angels offer practical help. As we've seen, they furnish
information, provide food, buffer the storms of life. Angels lead
everyone in the same direction, although not everyone travels at
the same speed. But angels are willing to stand by - and wait.

We can do that for each other.

     "There is one trouble with full-time angels; they are
completely unpredictable and you cannot send out for one," Lee
Ballard, the man who met Pug-Pug, reminds us. "That is why
part-time angels are so important. Part-time angels like you and
me."

     Few of us may identify a celestial being during our lifetime
(although I am sure each of us has been touched by them). But we
can all be angels to one another. We can choose to obey the still
small stirring within, the little whisper that says, "Go. Ask.
Reach out. Be an answer to someone's plea. You have a part to
play. Have faith:" 

     We can decide to risk that He is indeed there, watching,
caring, cherishing us as we love and accept love.

     The world will be a better place for it.

     And wherever they are, the angels will dance.

                               .............


The END - of the stories of people and angels from the book
"Where Angels Walk."

Entries finished February 2008


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