Today’s readings serve as a reminder that the world around us is both physical and spiritual. This can be easy to forget. And yet, by going to Mass, or confession, or at a baptism, we are reminded of this fact. Moreover, it is the case that it is precisely through the ordinary (water, bread, wine) that the extraordinary becomes part of our lives.
By celebrating the angels, especially those who had very important roles in the world and in our life of faith, we celebrate the desire to have God all around us. And knowledge of these good spirits serve as a powerful protection against the evil in the world.