Thursday, 23 February 2012

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel may help us not only when we're tempted. Apart from being the greatest defender of God and His Laws he is - and I'm sure that it is so - a great teacher for all Christians. But what exactly can be learned from him, especially for now, as we're on the threshold of Lent? I think that his example can bring a faithful and his whole family to the deepest understanding of just-mentioned period. In fact we shall celebrate each and every Ash Wednesday with Michael's battle cry -- ''who is like God'' -- on our lips.

Michael knew that God can't be just important for both angels and men... He can't even be the most important for above-mentioned creatures: instead he shall mean -- without any restriction -- EVERYTHING for them.

All the acts of charity, penance and alms-giving combined will be useless without man's prior readiness to listen to the most famous, rhetoric question of the loyal Archangel.
Tomasz, Racibórz

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