02/October/2007 Filed in: Jottings
Siegfried Sassoon once wrote to D. Felicitas Corrigan that he had seen an angel. His description was such that D. Felicitas retorted wryly, "How could a mighty spirit be so circumscribed?" I daresay many people think of today's feast in terms of chubby winged bambini forever flying through Tiepolo skies and utterly irrelevant to their existence, or perhaps as a kind of Jeeves-with-wings, quietly extricating them from uncomfortable scrapes and observing with a little moue of disapproval their less admirable antics. Trivialising angels is only one step away from trivialising God. An angel is, after all, His messenger. A mighty spirit in very truth.