Our Pocket Angel of Jubilation reminds us to find the joy in each new day. The essence, the very raison d’être, of angels is to exult, to rejoice, to praise, to glorify, to sing, to jubilate! We are not angels, but we have a lot to learn from them. We tend to take ourselves, our lives, and our problems so seriously – and in such an unrelentingly gloomy and pessimistic manner to boot! Perhaps we can take to heart the subtle admonition of G.K. Chester (“The Eternal Revolution,” Orthodoxy): “Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” This bronze pocket prayer piece is a beautiful reminder of this – and a great gift for a birthday, first communion, confirmation, and ordination.
A Solid Bronze Pocket Prayer Piece Forged in A German Monastery
This solid bronze piece measures 1.75 inches long and 1 inch wide. As a heavy durable material, this solid bronze pocket piece was conceived and cast in a monastery foundry in Germany. This is a most fitting gift for musicians, lovers of music, and especially for that special “angel” who is the “music” of your life!
The Angels Play Bach in Praise of God, but Mozart in Joy of Life
The great Protestant theologian Karl Barth opined that “it may be that when the angels go about their task of praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart and that then too our dear Lord listens with special pleasure.” There is surely something to this. The music of Bach is magnificent, serious, glorious, profound, and sometimes rather “heavy.” The music of Mozart is melodious, mellifluous, delightful, playful and quite “lighthearted.” God and the Heavenly Host of angels, undoubtedly appreciate Bach, but they surely enjoy Mozart. Maybe we can too!