Some of the exiles carried with them a spiritual sense called the "Old Way" - a wildly beautiful form of early Christianity. Deep, somewhat mystical and even "Druidic", it is spiritual, but not "churchy". It is the faith of a child who dearly loves a parent and knows that he or she is deeply loved in return. "God's Brats"? Perhaps. In any case, the seed which was carried out of Scotland found good soil in new lands.
Each of us may be called upon to do the work of an angel, and to accomplish that work with no expectation of reward. Above all, we are meant to celebrate the life which we have been given and to rejoice in each day. May our eyes bless all that they see.