God provides the defenceless and vulnerable with divine protection in the form of guardian angels.
Matthew 18: 1-5. 10
Jesus, speaking in their defense said, “See that you never despise any of these little ones, for I tell you that their angels in heaven are continually in the presence of my Father in heaven”. The little ones refer to both children and the poor and vulnerable. The one thing they have in common is, they are defenceless and vulnerable. On their own they cannot manage. Since the world around them does not provide it, God provides the defenceless and vulnerable with divine protection in the form of guardian angels.
The scriptures speak of angels accompanying, leading and protecting God’s people. (Exodus 23: 20; Psalm 91: 11-12; Matthew 18: 10). The doctrine of angels is part of the Church’s tradition. Guardian angels, in particular, are both guides and protectors.
God understands that feelings of vulnerability and fear crush the little ones. In response, He sends guardian angels to watch over them and keep them safe.