Thursday, May 19, 2011

You talkin' bout ME!

Why it may be best that we who are still in need of a lot of work when it comes to the virtue of humility do NOT hear our guardian angels speak out loud :

"Poor child! How imperfect you are! How much you need others to keep a constant guard over thee. Oh! How much patience I must have with thee!"    St. Gemma Galgani's Guardian Angel

Snicker!

My poor guardian angel has been getting rusty on the harp because I keep him so busy. The other angels have to put in their earplugs when he plays in the heavenly choir. I have a feeling I know what my purgatory will be... I just pray he doesn't take up trumpet.

17 comments:

  1. If St Gemma's angel said this to her, I am so very glad (I think) that I can not hear mine speaking to me. Or in my case maybe my poor angel just rolls his eyes wondering when I will ever learn.
    Thanks for this lighthearted but all too true reminder, Mary.
    God bless!

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  2. I love St. Gemma - she's another of my favorites so when I found this quote I had to laugh because I think St Gemma is very holy. But obviously her guardian angel didn't think so for an angel would never lie! I can't help feeling a tad sorry for the angel who was given charge over me and yet, I owe him many thanks because I have changed so much over the years and he must be a powerful intercessor. As for the virtue of patience - I may need work in this area but my angel has it in abundance!

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  3. They practice their instruments while we're asleep, don't worry.

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  4. Dear Lord teach me patience; and hurry up about it!

    My Guardian Angel's wings are molting he works so hard for me. He must be a nervous wreck but I'm so grateful to him.

    God bless.

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  5. Jane,
    Sleep? What's that? Oh, you mean that period of time when it's dark out and the insomniacs get up to blog!

    Just kidding! I seem to be an ex-insomniac for the most part since the healing! I guess my angel does get a bit of practice in!

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  6. Anne,
    Silly may fit better :)

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  7. Victor,
    Funny!
    Well, if it's any comfort, perhaps you can throw together a nice "feather pillow" to lean on while you patiently wait for your morning scone ;)

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  8. Hi Mary, thank God for our guardian angels! I wonder what they must think of dealing with us humans! I'm sure we keep them on their toes.
    I enjoyed your post!

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  9. Noreen,
    Yes, they sure have their work cut out for them. My earlier years (think teens and early twenties) must have been really hard for mine :) Thanks for commenting!

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  10. I just love this post Mary! I wish I could say so much in so few words!

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  11. Thanks, Colleen! Feel free to send me some of those cookies in exchange for the rain you need ;)

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  12. Mary, does your guardian angel have a computer? :-)
    http://wp.me/p8I00-1eF

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  13. Sue,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the post! God bless!

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