By Jean Danielou
From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the best one of the saints and males of God have lived on typical phrases with the angels; and the Church has constantly accorded them a really huge position in her theology.
Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions on the character of the angels, however the early Fathers of the Church, with the reminiscence of Jesus clean of their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke usually) have been thinking about the vigorous motion of the angels between males and the ways that the angels have conducted that venture from the moment of production during the time of Jesus; and the way they're going to proceed their paintings even unto the tip of time.
From the works of those early Fathers of the Church, the past due French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of data and knowledge which he has the following woven right into a lucid and vivid tapestry that exhibits us who the ministering angels fairly are, and how—in each fast and in each way—they are operating to your salvation and mine.
Here you’ll locate no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and gear cloak genuine angels, that's why God gave them the ambitious initiatives of shepherding not just souls, yet whole countries, and the motions of the full fabric universe itself.
Open those pages to fulfill the wonderful angels as they have been recognized via the Church’s maximum saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others).
Soon you, too, will end up on general phrases with the angels, and they’ll start to play on your existence the bigger position that God intends them to play.
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Angels and Their Mission by Jean Danielou