‘And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him’ (Luke 22:43)
We are always in a situation when we need the support of that angel. Whether we are aware of it or not, that very angel is continuously on our side. We humans just don’t have the nerve to face the shivering fact: without that angel, we could easily disappear into nothingness. The world, as it is, without that Angel, should not be here. When disaster strikes, in that moment we start appreciating that mysterious presence.
This presence, however, is tremendously positive. If we exhaust this positive energy -grace -we can build and make our world grow. Where love is cultivated, this world is put into a better place, by us. Its chances for the above-mentioned survival will increase. So, this is a positive reading of the angelic presence that Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane. Actually, on the Mount of Olives, in those moment of consolation, it was the angel of Love, with all its positivity to lead Jesus. Let us be led by this supportive Sun.
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..