A while ago a man stopped me in a parking lot and asked: "Reverend, it seems to me that Catholics have the Holy Spirit and Angels all confused?” I responded, “Why do you say that?” “Well,” he went on, “You have Angels and the Holy Spirit doing the same thing-watching and protecting us. To me it’s confusing.”
I paused ever so briefly and I answered him, “I don’t see any confusion, I believe it’s all about God’s generosity.” “How’s that?” he replied. “Well, God loves us so deeply and desires our company so strongly and with such joy that He doesn’t care how many, or by what means it takes to get us there with Him!" I then added, "believe me; I am very grateful for the help!” The man just shook his head and walked away in disbelief.
In Matthew 18, Jesus spoke these words “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father." Imagine that--Angels always look upon the face of Jesus’ heavenly Father. They do now what we long to do.
No wonder Angels are so eager to do their job of guarding and protecting us more eagerly. Indeed, Angels are our greatest supporters. You might well ask: What’s their reward? Probably seeing Our Heavenly Father smiling, as He waits to embrace each of us, as we “Look upon the face of God” for the first time!
My advice to that man and everyone is: Stop wondering and be grateful for the passionate and personal work that Angels do each day for us--keeping us enroute to our heavenly reward.
Since they are still doing it--their success rate must be smashing!