Monday, January 16, 2012

Angels and Archangels

I hope you've had the opportunity to watch the movie "Michael". While John Travolta's depiction of the Archangel may be a little irreverent at times, I'd like to think that it is a true showing of his nature. Michael
is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings. In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God" (mi-who, ke-as or like, El-deity), which is traditionally interpreted as a rhetorical question: "Who is like God?" to imply that no one is like God. In this way, Michael is reinterpreted as a symbol of humility before God.

 In the Bible he is called "Prince of the first rank", an advocate of the Jews (Book of Daniel), a healer and protector (Book of Daniel) and as the leader of God's army (Book of Revelation).

One would hope that the writers of the movie had these things in mind when they wrote this scene:

as well as this one (dialogue in Italian)

Angels and Archangels do God's work, at His bidding and I for one am glad they do...

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