Most of us will probably not encounter angels either in person or in a dream. While such actual angelic visitations remain possible, they seem to occur quite rarely.

However, we do have angels within us–or what we can refer to as “our better angels.”

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Abraham Lincoln coined a phrase “better angels of nature” that refers to our better selves and our higher nature.  We know that we can choose to go with our baser instincts or to follow that voice in us that invites us to be kinder, more generous, and more loving.

We all of us are invited to what is referred to as “discernment,” where we are encouraged to do the following:

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For our closing song, let us listen to “BETTER ANGELS.” Make this our final prayer at this Advent Recollection.

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