Angels are God's messengers—the divine beings who do His will. But not all angels have wings. Sometimes, the one God sends to do His will in someone's life is a human being.
And we have to be ready to be someone's angel, to spread love into the world.
God does not simply love. God is love incarnate. His word and being give us the ultimate example of how to relate to one another, of how to alleviate the suffering of others, and of how to create a true sense of community amongst humankind.
So few of us are able to follow that example, though—it is uncommon to find the man or woman willing to reach out to the proverbial leper, as Christ did, in order to help heal the broken exactly where and how they are.
Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski’s 2016 book, “Angels on Earth,” shares profound stories of chance encounters with strangers, whose acts of kindness changed the lives of others for the better. Books like this are an act of kindness in and of themselves—sometimes we need to read or hear of the kindness of others in order to spark that quality within ourselves.
If we allow goodness to flow from God to us, and finally, to others, we can act as God’s angels in this world. In light of this, let’s take a look at the 8 types of action, from Shroff and Tresniowski's book, that show how you can be an angel on earth.