An Angel Revealed

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In today's first reading, we finish the story of Tobit. God sent the angel Raphael to heal Tobit and Sarah. Of course, the people didn't know Raphael was an angel, as he came in human appearance.

Raphael now reveals his true identity. He said to Tobit, "God commissioned me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah. I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord."

There are numerous stories of God sending angels into the lives of people. The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us that we may be entertaining angels. Has God ever sent an angel into your life? Not a person that you refer to as an angel, but an actual angel? I suppose the answer may be that we never know. But the possibility certainly is there. I suppose we should always be on the lookout.

Father, may we always be acutely aware of the presence of angels, even among us. Amen.

Today's Readings


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