Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Inviting the Archangels

(The Seven Holy Archangels, Russian Icon)

A religious writer once said:

 "An Archangel is like a revelation, a divine message, living and communicative.  Let us ask of all the Archangels...these beings of Light...the true light regarding the Divinity and Incarnation of Christ, regarding His glory and grace, and all spiritual things.  The supernatural light is so precious in the practice of virtues...that the Archangels who receive this light from God want nothing else to radiate it and to make our souls more fruitful in grace.  This is their happiness:  to announce to us the glory of God in the supernatural mysteries, for our instruction and to exhort us in a most intimate manner, penetrating the depths of our souls as no human being  can--no matter how learned. Let us open our hearts to these living lights of God and let them stir up our wills to a new and expansive activity and zeal of soul."  (Sh. Sauve', SS L'Ange et L'Homme Intime, p.16)

Isn't this a wonderful insight?  It makes the Archangels happy when we open our hearts to receive a greater understanding of the mystery that lies beyond our senses. The Glory and Grace of our being.

Enjoy your day with the Angels.