Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

I just had the strangest recollection. I was reading an article about a woman considered brain dead who came back to life. When she was in the coma she told family that she had seen angels in her room. "I said these angels are not here to take me home to my father. They're here to help me, to help me get over this."

Here’s the recollection. When I was knocked out for IVF egg retrieval I thought I was seeing angels all around the room. I saw them kind of up in the air sort of with their backs against the wall kind of like that vomit comet fair ride where the floor drops out. They were beautiful and serene and I recall asking the other people in the room if they could see them. The people ignored me and didn’t even speak to me so I kind of figured I was just so stoned that I might not even be speaking.

Here’s the really odd part. There was one of these little “angels” who was not on the wall. He was right up next to the doctor, but he was different from the others. He was not the least bit serene or beautiful. He was jumpy and obnoxious, hopping around and completely annoying like a fly. I recall asking about him and what his deal was. Again, no response from the people in the room, I was truly stoned, I may not have spoken at all, it may have all been in my head.

I recall mentioning it to one of the nurses when we were back at the location where Hubby did his part of this little IVF exercise (complete with all the porn one needs to get the job done) and I know I wasn’t to stoned to know what was going on then because I walked there. Anyhow, the nurse gave me a little odd stare and didn’t say anything much about it.

Did I have a direct visual encounter with the supernatural, maybe, maybe not, but the imagery is interesting in hindsight. I was not a practicing Catholic at the time, the evil that is IVF was not obvious to me. Nevertheless, I must have “seen” some part of it, be it via angels or be it a direct insight of my soul. What else could explain a completely stoned woman “seeing” a malevolence hovering around a doctor who forces patients to agree to murder their children before she will treat them?

Thank you Lord for you command your angels concerning me to guard me in all my ways; your angels lift me up in their hands, so that I will not strike my foot against a stone. Lord have mercy on us, lead us in the path of your righteousness, we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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