“I’ve seen things like this before,” the woman medic said. “Awed whispers, peaceful expressions when there shouldn’t be one, and almost always a song. Once I even thought I heard the tune. Makes you wonder what’s out there.”
Keith seems to be able to see and hear angels from time to time.
I hardly think an angel would walk around like a homeless person in the middle of New York.
“…to know Keith is to love him. A lot of people seem to be especially disturbed by him, although I’ve never understood why. Does he make you uncomfortable?” There was no hint of judgment in her question, just curiosity.
“Perhaps Keith is exactly the way God intended him to be.”
“I’m sure that if he really does see angels, they are sent to him for a specific purpose that is beyond our understanding. And if someone else—say, you, for example—were to see or hear angels, it might be for an altogether different purpose.”
“The lamp’s not shining.” He pointed at the glow on the wall. “That’s the angel. He’s blinking the lamp.”
If only everyone could see, they would realize that the one they thought weak, was actually the strongest one among them.
“Tearing out the old, icky stuff is hard, it’s messy—ouch!” He dropped the hammer from his right hand and shook his left. “Ouch!” He danced around for a minute before regaining his composure, picking up the hammer and nail again, then looked at her straight-faced. “And at times it’s downright painful. But you’ve got to be willing to go through the process if you really want to see a true change. Anything less is just a cover-up.”
“‘Don’t forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.’ It’s from the Bible. Maybe your friend’s an angel too. I hope you were nice to him.”
“That’s why God sends His angels to me and you, maybe. So we won’t be sad anymore.”
That’s where faith comes in. You trust that Someone bigger than you can handle it, and you learn that it’s okay to accept help every now and then instead of always giving it.
"I think it’s time I started believing in something.”