Pope in Santa Marta: Our Guardian Angels are like God's ambassadors
In his Friday morning Mass, Pope Francis talked about guardian angels. He said every person has one. So, he called on all Christians to carefully listen to their own angel.
"We ask our Lord for the grace of this sensibility. Of listening to the voice of this ambassador from God, who is always with us on His behalf. We are held up through the help of our Guardian Angel...Always walking....Even here at Mass, where we praise the Lord. We remember how good the Lord is. Even after losing His friendship, He never leaves us alone. He never abandons us.â?
He then described guardian angels as friends that one cannot see, but can feel. A presence that protects us from evil.
SUMMARY OF POPE'S HOMILY:
(Source: Vatican Radio)
"He is always with us! And this is a reality. Itâ??s like having Godâ??s ambassador with us. And the Lord advises us: â??Respect his presence!â?? And when we, for example, commit a sin and believe that weâ??re on our own: No, he is there. Show respect for his presence. Listen to his voice because he gives us advice. When we hear that inspiration: â??But do this â?¦ this is better â?¦ we should not do that.â?? Listen! Do not go against him.â?
"All he asks is that we listen to him and respect him. Thatâ??s all: respect and listening (to him). And this respect and listening to this companion on our journey is called meekness. The Christian must be meek when it comes to the Holy Spirit. Meekness towards the Holy Spirit begins with this yielding to the advice given by this companion on our journey.â?
"May we ask the Lord for the grace of this meekness, to listen to the voice of this companion, to this ambassador from God who accompanies us in His name and may we be supported by his help. (We must) always journey forward. And in this Mass where we praise the Lord, let us remember how good our Lord is, who straight after we lost His friendship, did not leave us alone, did not abandon us.â?