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 Angels unawares

By Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.
Photos by Sean Sprague

Greet the unexpected visitor
As you would an invited guest or
The return of a long-lost friend
For in so doing, the Bible tells us
We entertain angels unawares.

They come to us in many forms
A stranger, a foreigner, a child
Even a bird or butterfly to remind us
God is watching and aware
Of who and what and where
We are.

A smile, kind word, gentle touch
Can be as fulfilling as a feast and
An attentive ear as satisfying
As a meal shared with friends.

God thus fills your days with
Countless messengers of love and
If you have not yet been graced
To see one, what better time than now
For you to go out and be one?