The Guardian Angels

Many people imagine a world of superheroes that watch over them, often unawares, defending them from danger and evil, but don’t realize that someone is already always watching over them, unseen: their guardian angel. In today’s Gospel Our Lord describes children as having an angel because they’re so precious to God. We’re all precious to God, and he gives each one of us an angel to watch over us.

Your guardian angel has watched over you since before you were born. It is watching over you right now. Have you ever spoken to it? Asked for its intercession? Imagine the day when, God-willing, you meet your guardian angel face to face in Heaven.

Let’s try to give our guardian angel today as much of a day off as possible by staying out of trouble.

Readings: Matthew 18:1–5, 10.