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Genesis 28:10-17. And [Jacob] dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
L’Engle’s angels are strange and wild, inhabiting the far borders of imagination. When I read about biblical angels and messengers of God, I can’t help but think that her angels seem truer to the biblical experience than the domesticated cultural images. Angels, so often appearing in dreams and visions, excite my imagination, and this imagination draws me closer to inhabiting the mystery of God. It is with joy, then, that I can join my voice “with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven” on this feast day and always.
Today the Church remembers Saint Michael and All Angels.