In their affliction, they shall look for me: “Come, let us return to the LORD, For it is he who has rent, but he will heal us; he has struck us, but he will bind our wounds.
St. Augustine says: “‘Angel’ is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is ‘spirit’; if you seek the name of their office, it is ‘angel’: from what they are, ‘spirit’, from what they do, ‘angel.'” With their whole beings the angels are servants and messengers of God. Because they “always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven” they are the “mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word”.
In Conversation with God:
Bear the burden of another’s failings; then you will be bearing the burden of Christ…
… be like an old stone block hidden in the foundations, underground, where no-one can see you: because of you the house will not fail…
You are humble not when you humble yourself, but when you are humbled by others and you bear it for Christ…