October 2, 2021

My reflection is from Living Faith:
Say that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. Matthew 18:10
“As ‘a little one,’ I was taught both at home and in the parochial school I attended that a guardian angel was with me at all times. Children are impressionable, and I was no exception. That message took root and led me to trust in this protection and guidance. Years later, I continue to draw strength and comfort from this teaching, especially when I’ve had a close call – like the time a young driver ran a red light as I drove through a busy intersection. That car came within inches of crashing into where I was seated. After I managed to stop shaking from freight, I thought of my angel and offered thanks. This feast, the Holy Guardian Angels, reminds us to awaken our awareness of those hidden ones who are there for us in our time of need. It’s amazing how often they come through for us.” Sr. Joyce Rupp, O.S.M