Grace to you!
My apologies for the late posting of today’s blog. Some days are busier than others.
God works in strange ways. I have not met anyone who understands God’s ways perfectly. None. Not even the mystics. Many times, we are simply silent at what the Lord does. Speechless is an understatement.
A strange thing happened a couple of hours ago. Permit me to share it with you.
I had decided to post a reflection on Guardian Angels today, drawing inspiration from the words of Jesus to the disciples in Matthew 18:10-11: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
I had already written a few lines before I decided to change the topic to something else or to focus on the blog for tomorrow. A hint about my blog style: I try not to force … but to allow the flow of the Spirit which blows where He wills. So when it seemed ideas weren’t forthcoming, I let it be.
Hence, after some bible study and a few spiritual readings and meditations before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, I settled in for tomorrow’s blog. I was in the last paragraph of the reflection before I heard a knock on the door.
It was strange to me because on the mountain church (Our Lady of the Snows) where I stay, rarely is anyone seen around except during Mass. Again, to have somebody knock at the Church’s door around 3:00 p.m. has never happened, at least since I have been at the parish. I noticed some movement and decided to open the door.
A man, visiting from a distant city [I would prefer not to name the city], came in. First, he heaved a sign of relive saying, “Thank God the church is open.” He looked intently at me and said, “Are you a priest?” to which I nodded in affirmation.
He informed me he came with his troubled son. “Father, you can’t believe how much I prayed so I can see a priest to talk to and maybe introduce my son since he is around this area….”
To make a long story short, they spent some time in the Church with me. We shared some words of faith before the Blessed Sacrament and they left, hopefully, feeling relived.
As they left, I sat back on my seat looking at Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Strange, I thought. Lord, is this what you wanted me to know about Guardian Angels?
That Father with a troubled child really has a powerful Guardian Angel that led them to the right place at the right time.
God works in strange ways, including giving “His angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91: 11).
Do you know your Guardian Angels are ready to help you? Do you have any relationship with them?
God love you. God bless you.
Fr. Maurice Emelu
Fr. Maurice Emelu, Ph.D.
Father Maurice provides a daily blog of reflections based on the bible readings of the day from the Catholic liturgical calendar. You will find these reflections helpful for your spiritual growth, inspiration and developing your own thoughts. It may also be helpful for ministers in preparing their sermons for liturgical celebrations.