Feast Of the Archangels
Today the Universal Church honors the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Despite so prominent a place they play in salvation history, they envy us mortals because they cannot experience the most beautiful things the Lord has allowed us to participate in- Salvation, the Eucharist and suffering.
The Lord told Saint Faustina; "If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering."
I Peter 1:12 "To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to you they ministered those things which are now declared to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, the Holy Ghost being sent down from heaven, on whom the angels desire to look."
In honor of these heavenly hosts who guide us and protect us as they behold the face of our Lord, I offer a free download of "Upsy Daisy Angel", a song I wrote 35 years ago about a little boy who sees an angel.