Friday, September 14, 2012

The Angels of Jerusalem

I heard a story about a man who had a vision.

It was during a time of conflict in the Middle East. Israel was threatened.

In the vision, the man saw Jerusalem. It was encircled by angels.

The angels were all chained.

The man asked, "Why are you chained?"

The angels replied, "Because people no longer believe in us."

That's all I heard. I don't know if there's more to the story.

What I took from what I heard is that the angels are there, waiting, ready to protect and help, but our lack of belief keeps them enchained.

We need to remember the angels. To look for them. To listen for them. To pray to them. To seek their help. To accept their help.

Or we will fall.

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection
against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
oh prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan
and all evil spirits
who roam throughout the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Pax et bonum

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