It's easy to love the idea of angels, thinking perhaps of sweet winged beings or guardians or avengers or heralds. The truth is that angels are one of the countless gifts that God gives to each of us: spiritual intuitions that come directly from Him, which we have the ability to know and act on. In Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy describes angels as "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality" (p. 581).

It is our right, our very nature, as God's image and likeness, to understand Him and what He has to tell us. Angels represent the myriad ways that God speaks to each of us—always in a manner that we can understand and use. Since we cannot step outside God's creation, it follows that we are never separate from His inspiration.

Because God is all-powerful and all-knowing, each of us is always in His thought. The job of perfectly maintaining all of creation is not too big for Him. And we, as essential to that creation, cannot go any place where we do not have full access to God. At all times He is giving us all the inspiration and guidance we could possibly need.

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June 21, 2010

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