When I was a child, I was raised in the Anglican Church, and when I was married, I converted to Catholicism. The two religions are very similar, so it was not a difficult transition. Since then, I am what you might call a "lapsed" member of any formal, organized religion. I am, however, a spiritual person, and I do believe one can be spiritual without belonging to any particular relgion. I also believe in guardian angels. I think they are all around us, and they manifest themselves through our friends and acquaintances, our families, and even sometimes through strangers. And I do believe that when it is our time to make the transition from this world to the next, our guardian angel is here to guide us.
Yesterday as I was walking home from work, I saw a man sleeping on a park bench. He was sitting upright with his hands folded in his lap, his head back, his mouth open -- and it was pouring rain. As I approached him, I could see instantly that he was more than asleep. The paramedics were called, but there was nothing they could do for him. I wondered how long he had been sitting there, with passersby glancing over, looking at the sleeping man. Perhaps hours... In repose, he looked very peaceful, and I hoped his guardian angel had been there with him.
Keep an eye out today for guardian angels. They are all around us, and they help us in ways we cannot even imagine. Perhaps they even work through us.
"These things I warmly wish for you: Someone to love, Some work to do, A bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer, And a guardian angel always near." ~~ Irish Blessing