Wednesday, October 2, 2019
My Guardian Angel and me
This evening I went to Mass. I had a feeling I should go to this daily Latin Low Mass we have at St. Anthony's because today is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. I thought I should go on account of my Guardian Angel who does so much for me.
It is a complicated situation, the Guardian Angels, and I admit there are things I do not quite understand. However it is in Scripture, that we have a guardian angel. And I know I keep mine working overtime.
Why did I get her? That is what he is thinking. Or she. I am afraid do not have my theology straight on this. Do angels have genders? They must, because think of St. Michael the Archangel. It was just his feast day on Sunday.
This Guardian Angel appears to be a woman. This is by a 17th century Italian painter who surely knew what he was doing.
The picture at the top of this post, by another Renaissance painter, also shows a female angel with a child.
Not to show disrespect to these august masters, but it is easy to portray a guardian angel guarding a child. What about guarding a grown-up?
Why do I always picture a guardian angel as a male being, guarding an adult? These paintings to be honest took me by surprise.
Does Howard have a guardian angel? That is another thing to think about.
Do you have to be Catholic to have a guardian angel?
If so then I would suggest everyone become Catholic right away because who would say no to an angel by your side? All other things being equal?
On the way home while I was pondering all this, I turned on the radio and WNED was playing Saint-Saens' "The Swan." This beautiful, peaceful music. I drove by the Peace Bridge blissed out.
Then I thought: Is my guardian angel enjoying this music?
Can he or she hear music? I imagine yes, because angels are always observing your life and what you say and do.
But this music, beautiful as it sounds to me, must be like nothing to the angel who is used to heavenly music.
Imagine what my guardian angel thinks when I listen to some really dumb song as is sometimes my wont.
I wonder if my guardian angel talks to other guardian angels. When I was in California with Leonard Pennario I wonder if Pennario's guardian angel communicated with mine.
While I was on this topic I asked my guardian angel to pray that I am able to complete my book on Leonard Pennario and mastermind the publishing.
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This is why you should not spend too much time by yourself. If you have other people in the car you are not pondering this stuff.