Did Jesus have a guardian angel?

Since all humans have guardian angels, did Jesus have a guardian angel?

Since Jesus was a man, there is no reason to doubt that he had a guardian angel. Some theologians believe that Michael the Archangel fulfilled this role. Scripture certainly records angels ministering to him. In his account of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, Luke wrote, “And there appeared to [Jesus] an angel from heaven, strengthening him” (Lk 22:43). Also, Matthew (4:11) and Mark (1:13) mention angels ministering to Jesus after he was tempted by the devil.

So, did Jesus need the help of angels? The *Navarre Bible * commentary on St. Luke answers, “The Creator of all, who is never in need of the help of his creatures, is ready to accept, as man, consolation and help from those who can give it” (St. Luke, p. 240).

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