The title ‘wrestling with angels’ has been adopted for several collections of poems and short stories, and other diverse works. Such works of art and literature depict a spiritual struggle that is still modern: the struggle of grappling with an angel. Reflection on angels can illuminate aspects of human existence. Angels frequently highlight moments of human significance. In addition to marking the start and end of life, angels bear witness to the overlooked significance of human life. Angels can also call attention to the significance of events in life, such as in the film It's a Wonderful Life.