For some people life at times is so full of failure and disappointment that they just do not want to live anymore. It is comforting to know that even the saints knew such moments. In out first reading at this Eucharist today we see the great prophet Elijah experiencing such a moment. But God sends him help and he is able to continue. Sometimes God sends us ministering angels when we are down and feeling low to lift us up again. It is often in those small acts, insignificant in themselves that we find the love and hope to carry on.