Yesterday my professor said something along the lines of,
“Since this life is so wonderful, I can only imagine what the next life will hold!”
I’d like to say I agree with her
but I don’t always feel that way.
Most times it feels like life on Earth is a never-ending rut.
And I get caught in that rut
and I fail to see why we should all be filled with joy.
The Battle is won.
Good has and always will prevail over evil.
That is where the joy is found.
That is where the rut is broken.
Where humility overcomes pride.
“What Lucifer lost by pride, Mary won by humility. What Eve ruined and lost by disobedience, Mary saved by obedience. By obeying the serpent, Eve ruined her children as well as herself and delivered them up to him. Mary by her perfect fidelity to God saved her children with herself and consecrated them to His divine majesty.”
It is then our duty to do our best to replicate this humility and obedience,
this faithfulness to God.
This is an overwhelming task.
De Montfort called the angels “models of the human race” and here's why:
“The total obedience of the angels, their complete adherence to God Alone.”
The angels were, at a time, given the same choice that we are given at every moment.
God or the devil.
The angels have made their decision.
We have examples of both.
The angels rejoicing in Heaven with God
and the fallen angels sweltering in the fires of Hell.
The example is clear.
The choice is clear.
Yet, often times, we still need some help and encouragement on this journey.
The angels in Heaven can provide that assistance.
“The role of the angels is that of messengers of God, and in that sense, intermediaries between God and human creatures…
Therefore, all people should respect guarding angels and pray to them.”
The angels are in Heaven.
They are adorers of God.
“The celebration of the angels puts us in communion with them, the adorers of God.”
It all circles back to the same thing.
The purpose of our existence.
Our reason for creation.
God, how can I adore you?