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Angels are among us. Who hasn’t heard a story of someone being saved or comforted by a presence that appeared in the nick of time and then vanished before their eyes? Plenty of saints, and countless regular folk, tell stories about angels. They are referred to in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, as well as in the Quran. Revelation 5:11 says angels numbered, “myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.” Whether we see them or not, they are everywhere.

Symbols of peace and love, angels are depicted on cards, posters, figurines, jewelry, and clothing. Culturally, fascination surrounds these spirits. Who are they? Where is my angel? And, do angels really have wings?

We refer to good people and loved ones who have passed away as angels, but in fact angels never were human. They were created as pure spirit and always will be that. They also have unique characteristics and are intelligent, holy, and here to assist us as God’s messengers, warriors, and guides.

Angels offer our own spiritual support group right here, right now, ready and waiting to help.

©2014, Mary K. Doyle

 

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