Ministering Spirits

 

angel show me the way

Show Me The way, art by J. Kirk Richards


Never go anywhere without the angels

who watch God’s face and listen to be sought.
Greater than you, yet they have joy to serve you.
Never go blundering through the jungle, thought,
without a clear-eyed one to part the branches,
shout snake or swamp-hole, cry a rock beware.
The angels of the Lord encamp around you
in any place you pitch your tents for prayer.

Know that your soul takes radiance from the angels.
She glories in these creatures of her kind
and sees herself thus lightsome, free as wind.
She stands abashed when the flesh rudely brings
its homage to these pure intelligences
and tries to crowd their beauty into bodies
and weight their grace with gravity of wings.

 

~ A poem by Sister Miriam of the Holy Spirit (Jessica Powers), O.C.D. Β 

 


“If we detect an angel by the effect he is producing, let us hasten to pray since our heavenly guardian has come to join us.”
~ St. John Climacus


 

11 thoughts on “Ministering Spirits

  1. Beautiful! Thank you. Just a whisper in your ear, this J Kirk Richards is a huge LDS/Mormon artist – I am not sure if you aware of what they are? A Cult! I am trying to prepare a post explaining why I will never touch any of their images, particularly as they use their ‘elders’ as models for Jesus. Hope you don’t mind me mentioning this. Of course, in this case, the image is an angel but still ……😨

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