The First Day

digital painting titled The First Day

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On what day did God create the angels? Augustine of Hippo suggested it was the first day. God created the angels at the same moment He created light. Augustine went further to suggest that separating the light from the darkness was the moment the rebellious angels separated from the faithful angels.

Upon their creation, the angels had to choose. Do they obey God or do they follow their own wants and desires? According to tradition, a third of the angels rejected God. This was the same choice given to our first parents. Do they trust in God to guide them, or do they reject God and find their own way?

Angels have perfect understanding. Their choice to rebel against God or to trust in Him completely, was final and irrevocable. We however have imperfect understanding. We continually struggle with both the light and the darkness within us. Every day we are called to choose.

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