"The soul at its highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God." Meister Eckhart
Yes, angels, "God's thoughts passing to man," are always present. They indicate the ever present Christ, shining through all the fears and ills of the world. Recently I read an inspiring story about Mother Teresa that I'd like to share with you. When England's television celebrity Malcolm Muggeridge went to India to film Mother Teresa and her sisters caring for the dying in Calcutta, the crew wasn't sure they would be successful because of the poor lighting inside the building and they were not equipped with extra lights. They almost decided to skip the filming because the footage would be useless. To everyone's surprise when it was developed, the footage was illuminated by a mysterious light. Technically speaking, the camera crew couldn't explain the results.
Muggeridge said, "Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying is overflowing with love...One senses this immediately on entering it. This love is luminous, like the haloes that artists have seen and made visible round the heads of saints. I find it not at all surprising that the luminosity should register on photographic film."
Isn't it wonderful to know that no matter how dark the hour, God's holy thoughts can cut through the denseness of fear and the material senses of the ego that attempts to clog the flow of Divine Love. Perfect love does cast out fear.