By Jean Danielou
From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the best one of the saints and males of God have lived on widely used phrases with the angels; and the Church has consistently accorded them a truly 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 performed that challenge from the moment of construction throughout 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 overdue French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of information and knowledge which he has the following woven right into a lucid and brilliant tapestry that exhibits us who the ministering angels relatively are, and how—in each rapid 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 real angels, that's why God gave them the ambitious initiatives of shepherding not just souls, yet complete international locations, and the motions of the whole fabric universe itself.
Open those pages to fulfill the wonderful angels as they have been identified 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 established phrases with the angels, and they’ll start to play on your lifestyles the bigger function that God intends them to play.
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