Listening to the Angels

September 28, “Listening to the Angels” Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, The Archangels, Dan. 7:9-10, John 1:47-51 Ps. 138: 1-5 “I praise your name for your faithfulness and love”

​The angels of God have walked with me through the years and I have heard God’s call through them. The Rev. Canon William Stroop said:

“One’s theology, whether formally acknowledged as such or not, often provides the basis for what one chooses to do with one’s life, and the meaning one sees in life itself. If God is viewed by someone as a vindictive, abusive patriarch, the chances are good that that core theological belief will be reflected in that person’s day-to-day affairs. Likewise, theology also lies at the base of a moral or ethical perspective, which can profoundly affect social and personal relations.”

Through the years I have been given theological beacons that have opened my eyes to the theology of liberation for all of God’s creatures. From a very young age I have found those beacons that have protected me psychologically from destruction.

Mark Twain said “The two important events of one’s life are to be born, and to find out what you want to do in life,” I have known since I was 12 I was going to be in ministry, that call has focused me, guided me, and driven me, and for me that is listening to the angels of God.

I am surrounded by people who do not believe, who question my beliefs, my actions, and I find my center in Christ– and his angels surround me and comfort me– in those times.

Will Tuttle wrote: “All of us are celebrations of infinite mysterious Spirit, deserving of honor and respect. If our religions don’t emphasize this and include all of us, it’s time to replace them with spiritual teachings and traditions that do ”

Christ’s angels guide us with the beacons that show us respect for all traditions, for all beings, for all of creation–if we but open our eyes and our ears and listen. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

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