This week, our family chose to focus on the chapter on angels from Feeding Your Family’s Soul.
This subject instantly captivated my children. They were fascinated with the varying strengths of three of the archangels, and they loved coming up with all of the different ways their own guardian angels help and protect them throughout their days. And our conversations on the recent feast of the archangels and feast of the Holy Guardian Angels highlighted another strength of O’Boyle’s book: that you can pick and choose from the 53 different chapters, lining them up with a coinciding feast day or liturgical season.
As my children and I work our way through the many facets of our Catholic faith, they are growing in understanding of the power of God and His Church. They saw this week that they don’t have to rely only on their parents, teachers, or other authority figures for protection and guidance. There is Someone much bigger watching over them, and He has a multitude of helpers assisting Him. The angels are constantly fighting the battle of good and evil for us. And while they may not always be able to eliminate evil altogether, they are sure to always rush in and carry us through it.
Whether protecting us from bodily harm, guiding us from temptation, or escorting us to our heavenly home, the angels are always there. In the midst of even the greatest tragedies, you can hear the rush of angels’ wings.
This was the lesson we all learned this week. That a power greater than ourselves will never forsake us. That the trials of this world, however horrific, are passing, and the angels are committed to leading us through to that upon which our gaze should always be fixed: our eternal home in heaven.
Copyright 2017 Charisse Tierney