Stuart France’s insights are often remarkable. For example….
The Roman Catholic Church’s criteria
for ‘conferring sainthood’ rests upon intercession.
Intercession can be described as,
‘the predilection of disincarnate entities
to effect the incarnate world in a positive way’.
If enough people report a successful outcome
or outcomes from their prayers of supplication to such entities
a case can be made for ‘promotion’ to sainthood…
A history will be written, icons and relics will be manufactured,
more people will pray to the new saint and seek their graces…
This process, apparently, applies to both humans and angels
which gives us the seemingly incongruous phenomena –
Of which, St Michael is one…
All this is a far cry from the early scriptural tradition
which seemed loath to even name ‘God’s Messengers’.
Strange as this process might be it does suggest
that calling on the Archangels for help actually works!
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