Texts: Daniel 10:10-14, 12.1-3; Revelation 12:7-12; Luke 10:17-20
While we Protestants may not be very versed in the ways of angelology, we are familiar with the concept of the guardian angel. Michael is the original guardian angel. Jews envisioned him as the patron angel of the Jewish people and their divine champion, which is the role in which he features in our reading from Daniel. Roman Catholics still identify him as the patron of protectors like doctors, police and firefighters.