Every blade of grass has its angel that
All well and good for the grasses — but what about humans?
Writer Madeleine L’Engle liked to point out that when an angel appears to people in Scripture (and it happens quite frequently) the first words the angel says are invariably, “Fear not!” Which gives us a clue, Madeleine would say, that what angels actually look like, at least to humans, is not altogether reassuring and cozy!
She was an imposing figure herself, tall and imperious, an extraordinary woman as interested in science as in matters of faith. She knew whereof she spoke, in this case, as the name L’Engle means — Angel. I adored A Wrinkle in Time; does anyone else remember it?