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My Religion On Full Display

by dimensionaltales

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”

Albert Einstein

What if I could actually see God’s guiding force?

The question, right there, was after I got the blessing of meeting a Latin family (father and two daughters) while traveling from San Francisco to Philadelphia. We had a pretty good conversation about life and faith while reflecting on the fact that we were living through a transition of life. Granted, it was all through a translating app because my Spanish is very elementary. You know…it’s funny. I’ve dated a lot of Latin men and still haven’t mastered the language.

Anyway, he called me “hombre de Dios” and I had to use the translator to know what he said. (Surprise, surprise!) I was truly honored to hear that. So, it got me thinking about what would happen if that man and his daughter actually met a man of God. You know…like an angel. But the only thing that I had to do was create a scenario where praying is needed the most. And that’s where I got the idea behind Angel of Mine.

You know, now that I’m typing this, I have to admit that this story was actually the easiest for me to write. It’s also the only story that remained unchanged from the outline to the first draft. Furthermore, I didn’t have to do my usual three hours of research on a topic between writing. The only thing I research was Mexican snacks and the patronage saint of safe passage, which took me all of thirty minutes.

The plot came to me during the pitstop in Pheonix, AZ. That was in 2018. The actual thought process came later and it was the first one that I picked for this project. Finally, the actual storyline came the fastest out of all the other stories because it was the easiest to formulate. A weary father looking to the Lord for guidance and safe passage, then, everything started to form together. Putting the Mexican cartel in there was something to hold the urgency of prayer.

It’s pretty obvious that I don’t know anything about the Mexican cartel. But, luckily, it’s science fiction so I had a little bit of an excuse to take some liberties. Some very small liberties. For one, I only made them an antagonistic force – not an actual character – which made it a lot easier for me because I wanted to focus heavily on the relationship between man and God.

This was my first attempt at Christian Science Fiction and I went all in for it. But, when writing, I knew that I wanted to revisit the idea of using angels so I made sure that each group of angels had a set of powers. Then, I made sure that all angels had the same basic powers especially omnilingualism but, of course, with a twist. Like angels, God has the ability to limit their power.

I have to admit that I wanted to have a straightforward happy ending with my usual twist ending/big reveal. You know…this is the only Christian Science Fiction story that I’ve completely enjoyed writing from beginning to end for one major reason: the deserving soul got the Lord’s protection. It’s definitely in my Top Ten and it’s definitely a story I want to expand upon in the future.

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