Sad Angel Pictures

I find these sad angel pictures poignant and moving. But are there really sad angels? Do angels cry? What could cause an angel to feel despair?

I don’t have a definite answer to these questions. I believe that angels are filled with the joy of God, but I also think that angels feel sad when we are sad. After all, they are beings of deep compassion and kindness.

By the way, artists have been inspired by these questions. You will find an array of statues and paintings depicting crying angels. You will also come across poems and stories about weeping angels.

Sad Angels

Sad Angel

But sad as angels for the good man's sin, Weep to record, and blush to give it in.
~ John Milton


We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.
~ Thomas Dekker

So many gods, so many creeds;
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)


Mother Teresa tells a story of walking past an open drain and catching a glimpse of something moving in it. She investigated and found a dying man whom she took back to a home where he could die in love and peace. 'I live like an animal in the streets,' the man told her. 'Now I will die like an angel'...
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Words to Live By

Sad Angel

The desire of power in excess caused angels to fall.The desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall. But in love and charity there is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.
~ Francis Bacon


Another Sad AngelSorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect.
The wisest know nothing.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A man on the street is pointing up to the sky.
'Look, An Angel!' he yells. Passersby laugh. 'You fool, That is only a cloud'. How wonderful it would be to see angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are angels. ~ Anonymous


Sad Angels

I would rather have had
One breath of her hair,
One kiss from her mouth,
One touch of her hand,
Than eternity without it. One!
~ From the movie City of Angels


Pictures of sad angels make me think about the infinite love of God and the angels. They remind me to be grateful and to know that I am not alone in my suffering.


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