August 9, 2022     3:03 pm
220. Week of Fourth Sunday after Trinity - Tuesday
He shall give His angels charge over you
          He shall give His angels charge over you.   Psalms 91:11
          It is not to be wondered at that, besides man, God has also created other rational and personal beings who do not dwell on earth. Scripture tells us that God has created angels. They are spirits. (Hebr. 1:14) Although we are all familiar with the word "spirits," we do not understand the meaning of it. God created these spirits in the beginning, countless numbers of them, and all of them at one time. They sang together and shouted for joy when He laid the foundations of the earth. And God calls them His sons. (Job 38:7) They are holy. (Matt. 25:31) Tomorrow we shall hear that, though created holy, not all of them remained thus. Today we shall hear only of the holy angels. These are now confirmed in their bliss, and always behold the face of God in heaven. (Matt. 18:10) They excel in strength, and praise God, and as ministers of His they do His pleasure and His commandments. (Ps. 103:20,21) And, O yes, God has given them charge over us, God's children, to keep us in all our ways. "The angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them." (Ps. 34:7) What grand and beautiful stories Holy Writ tells about angels who assumed visible shape and form, and did God's commandments on earth, and served men and guarded them. Will you read 2 Kings 6:8-17? The last service that they render us on earth is when they bear our souls up to heaven. (Luke 16:22) But on the last day they will have much to do with men. And then we shall be in their blessed communion eternally, we, who are God's children. How gracious God is toward us!
          PRAYER: - Almighty, eternal, merciful God, who out of wondrous mercy ordained the angels to be ministers unto us; grant me grace, I beseech You, that my life may also be guarded and protected here on earth by those who unceasingly attend Your divine majesty, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Second Part : Catechism Lessons
August 9, 2022     3:03 pm