Can Our Guardian Angel Help Discern God’s Will?

Discerning the will of God can often be a hard and laborious undertaking. However, one source for inspiration that we often overlook is our guardian angel.

The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner 1896

The English word “angel” comes from the Latin angelus, meaning “messenger of God.” The Latin stems from Greek ἄγγελος ángelos, which is a translation of the Hebrew mal’ākh, meaning “messenger.”

Does the Sunday Gospel Feel Like a Two-Edged Sword That Pierces Your Heart?

Here are 3 Tips to Unlocking the Sunday Gospel Reading

Over the course of a year, Catholics will listen to over 52 Gospel readings (not including Holy Days or weekdays). Some of these readings are longer than others (like Palm Sunday), but all are aimed at reaching the depths of our hearts.

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Steve Snodgrass – Flickr

Saint Paul writes that “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 RSVCE, emphasis added). When we hear the Gospel reading on Sunday, are our hearts opened and pierced by God?

5 Facts You Need to Know About Your Guardian Angel

We all have guardian angels. Jesus told His disciples, “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven” (Mt 18:10, emphasis added). However, very few of us realize this or would even dare to converse with them on a daily basis. For most of us guardian angels are “cute” stories we tell children so that they are not afraid of the dark.

Govert Flinck - Angels announcing Christ's birth to the shepherds (1639)

What we don’t realize is that our guardians angels are there right beside us, ready to help us and are continually knocking at the door, waiting for us to respond to their invitation.

#19: How Satan Desires a Society of “Equality”

Where all distinctions are gone and everyone is the same

To conclude our series on the numerous tactics of the devil, we turn to an ancient trick of Satan whereby he seeks to create a society of pure “equality,” without any distinctions whatsoever.

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The Giver – Walden Media

Here is how Screwtape frames the ideal situation,

Serviam! A Practical Guide to Discerning God’s Will

While May is a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is also a month associated with graduations and new beginnings. Whether it is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, May is a month of decisions which are hopefully done in a spirit of discernment.

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As an aid to those discerning God’s will, whatever it may be, I have compiled and heavily edited all of my articles on discernment into a short and practical eBook entitled, “Serviam! A Practical Guide to Discerning God’s Will.” It also includes a few extras not previously published.