Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Feast of the Archangels Angels – Apoc 12:7-12; Ps 138; John 1:47-51

We don’t want to be like him. So why do we imitate him?

Today the feast of the holy archangels: Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. As a first reading, a fragment from the Apocalypse can be chosen: Michael’s fight with the Dragon and the latter thrown to the earth. Yes, to the earth, that is, where we live; in heaven he will do no harm, but to us living here…

What is more surprising, however, are the words used as if in passing:

Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our God, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our God, has been brought down.

The accuser – before God. Yes, because Satan, the Devil, is not God’s opponent. He can’t do anything to Him. He is the enemy of man. . .

That’s why I try to avoid accusing. No, I don’t, I don’t want to be like the devil. Maybe I would be right to accuse him, but I don’t want to be anything like the devil. I would rather look for what is good in others. Most of the time, you don’t even have to look hard to find it. . .