Ice Cream and Angels (And Other Interesting Spiritual Beings)
The Bible speaks of some strange and wondrous spiritual beings. Think of the creation story and the host of heaven. What is that? Think of the stories in the Bible where someone is visited by an angel, like when Mary learns she is pregnant with Jesus. Or think about those challenging stories in which Jesus does battle with a demon or is tempted by Satan. What are we supposed to make of all that? Or, what about Holy Baptism, when the candidates or their parents are asked, “Do you renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness that rebel against God?” What does that mean?