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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
Consider the angels, and there is much to learn. They are severally named by the Apostle: thrones, dominions, powers, etc. See, they have ranks, for they are a military host. They are mighty and fearsome creatures; they have dreadful power, than which no creature on earth has greater. They are rightly to be feared, unless they are on your side. And if you are one of Jesus' baptized little ones, they are indeed on your side. Here is the other side of God's own wrath: it is proportionate to his love for his own; he will not allow them to be harmed. And see, they do always behold his face. So most especially they were present in multitude at the birth of the Incarnate One who came to become a little one himself, to be crucified to redeem us from sin and death. And they were present at his death and resurrection as well; and they are present here, now, as his people receive him here at the altar: angels and archangels, with all the company of heaven. Sermon for Michaelmas.