Defensive role of St Michael
Looking at my photograph you see only a priest. God sees two more beings, St Michael, and also my holy guardian angel who is with me.
Saint Michael always appears armed with his sword because of his defensive role.
St Michael, although he belonged to the choir that is second from bottom, became the leader of the heavenly army. How was this possible? We need to go back to the beginnings of creation.
The world that God created can be compared to a skyscraper that has many floors. In God’s world on each floor we meet creatures of a different degree of perfection. In the middle there are human beings. We are composed of matter and the spirit. The matter is our body. It needs to be dressed, fed, and treated in case of illness or disease.
Below us, on the lower floors, there is only the matter: animals that have only instincts, plants - the whole world of inanimate matter. But above us are the upper floors inhabited by purely spiritual beings called angels. These beings are divided into choirs, hosts and legions. When God created the world, He said to the angels: "Look, this is a man. He is lower than you but I love him so much. I want him to be my child. You are to serve him. You are to call me Lord. He may call Me Father. I want him to be at the very top of My house, My Father’s house".
I assure you of the constant daily prayers of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families.
God bless you.
Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA