A lady having looked at my website asked the following question. a very good
one. i would like your ideas on this and anything relevant as I’m wanting to
put this Q&A on my angels website.
Let me know if you think I’m right, correct me or enhance my answer or talk
about anything to do with angels. I look foraward to your replies. My words
are in blue-
Shortened debate follows-
I consider myself a faithful Catholic but I have trouble with angels as
anything but messengers. If angels are supposed to protect us from harm
where were the angels of all of the children who were and are being abused?
Yesterday in my city a father threw his little daughter off a bridge. Where
was her angel?
I don’t claim to have all the answers. Angels work for God and Gods ways are
a mystery to us. I can tell you that it’s not the angels fault this terrible
thing happened though. Angels do not interfere with mans free will. They
just try to inspire man to do good. Sometimes angels can intervene in a
special way but its rare. They simply do Gods bidding. Perhaps this little
girl may have perished had she lived to an older age in this world gone mad
so God took her at the appropriate time. Angels are not to blame for the
evil in the world nor is God. The demons and fallen man are to blame. Angels
do immense good in our world and lives even if we don’t know it.
If you are willing to take a test then pray for lots of little specific
things to your guardian angel ( whom you can name ) and do it for a good
while and see if your prayers are answered.
God bless you and I hope this answer was sufficient. If you have other
questions email me anytime.
Thank you for your prompt reply. With respect I feel that you have answered
around my question without tackling the ‘meat’ of the question. I know all
about free will but if an angel is specifically going to be’ my guardian
dear’ it has to guard me or little helpless children. I asked this question
on Catholic Answers forum apologist but didn’t get an answer either.
I won’t do the test because just as one doesn’t put God to the test I dont
think it is a good idea to put His messenger to the test.
Have a good weekend
I then sent Karen About 60 pages in MSWORd ut later realized that was not a
good idea. It’s 2 or 3 hrs reading to try and find answers. I apolgised to a
wife and mother who would not ave time and made an attempt to answer this
important question as follows. What are your thoughts on all this guys?