“He [God] has given His angels charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.” What reverence this saying should instill in you, what devotion it should stir up, what trust it should inspire. Reverence for their presence, devotion on account of their loving care, trust in their protection. They are present, and present to you, not merely accompanying you but watching over you. They are present in order to protect you, in order to help you. Nevertheless, tough it is He who gave them this charge, we should not be ungrateful to them, for they obey with such love and help us in such great need.” (taken from a sermon of St. Bernard)
Prayer: Lord God of hosts, in Your all-wise providence You send angels to guard and protect us. Surround us with their watchful care on earth, and give us the joy of their company for ever in heaven. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your beloved Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 2 October 2019
A Christian Pilgrim