We most often think of people as our best friends. Yet each of us has angels who are lifelong companions and would make great close friends once we get to know them: our guardian angels.
For years, I thought of my guardian angel as a nice yet distant being who was ready to jump into my life during a crisis to protect me from danger, but otherwise focused on other work as needed in heaven. Now I know that God intends the guardian angels and people he pairs up to be in regular contact with each other. Since angels don’t interfere with free will, they wait patiently for us to show interest in developing a friendship with them. If we do, they respond. If we don’t, they must be content with just working in the background of our lives.
Learning about the close friendships that saints (like Padre Pio, Gemma Galgani, and St. Patrick) had with their guardian angels has inspired me even more to get to know my guardian angel better through prayer. Hope you’re inspired, too! If you’d like to share a story of how your guardian angel has helped you, please send it in for me to post on About.com to inspire others.
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