On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 1, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Though I have never laid eyes on him and at one point never realised he existed, he was always there to protect me. I honour and respect my guardian angel for even though he was placed in charge of me by my heavenly Father; he takes it on with great love for me.

I am a child of God made for Himself and in His image. Never should I forget that I am Not an only child. And that I must love all my sisters and brothers who are equally His children created in His image. He loves us all and has sent His angels to protect us.

Jesus my Lord, help me always to remain a true child of God. Amen

First reading
Exodus 23:20-23

First reading (Ordinary Time)
Job 19:21-27

Gospel
Matthew 18:1-5,10

The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ So he called a little child to him and set the child in front of them. Then he said, ‘I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. And so, the one who makes himself as little as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
‘Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven.’

The Holy Guardian Angels

Memorial

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven,” (Mt 18:10).[1]

Today is the memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels. In Sacred Scripture, we see angels coming alongside mankind, carrying out God’s messages and supporting people in their affairs. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and Shepard leading him to life.” Holy Guardian Angels reflect to believers an invisible realm of the Kingdom of God, one that is actively participating in the history of salvation

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