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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)

TITLE: Angel of God, my Guardian Dear
By sandra hoolihan


“I’m calling it. Time of death 2:45 -”

“No! Don’t give up on them yet.”

“There is no hope for them. They have flatlined.”

“Wait. I have seen a turnaround much later than this. You just keep focusing on him and I will concentrate on her.”

“What are their chances?”

“The recent statistics show about a 50% survival rate. Bleak, I know, but many do survive and we need to help grow those numbers.”

“What else should I be doing, Angela?”

“You are doing fine Celeste. Keep focusing at the heart, but try to move your focus up to the head. That is where this mess can get reconciled.”

“If you say so. This isn’t my usual assignment area so I am still trying to figure out what to do here. Luci is trying to heal them exclusively through the heart. Is she wrong?”

“Luci is misguided. She thinks she is helping, but her intentions are actually working against us. Keep in mind that there always going to be someone like Luci who makes our job harder.” said Angela.

“Then what do we do?”

“We need to overcome her efforts. We need to try to subdue the emotions that Luci is encouraging so that the mind can reason past them.”

“Wait!” said Celeste hopefully. “He is starting to absorb the disturbance.”

“Yes! Did you see the activity in the cerebral cortex?”

“Wow! I saw the frontal lobe light up. Keep focusing. I think we are getting somewhere although her temporal lobe is still flaring. Her emotions are keeping it glowing!”

“He is calming down, changing his tone. I can see that he is about to make the decision that will turn this around.”

“Someone needs to!” Celeste was now wide-eyed in anticipation and then almost toppled over with glee when he uttered the words ‘I’m Sorry.’

Her excitement was short lived and replaced with concern as she noticed that he was absorbing the fury. “He is taking it all in! It is too much for any one person to bear. Won’t that harm him; deplete him?”

“Quite the opposite,” Angela said calmly. “The world that we are working in isn’t bound by the same physical principles as theirs. Remember when the Creator explained that their ways are not His ways*. That is why it is so hard for them to work this out on their own. Sometimes the solution goes against their natural instincts, but the absorption of the fury will actually heal him; them.”

“She’s smiling,” Celeste said. “They are holding each other. The fury is melting away and being replaced by love. It is pouring into both of them. Filling them up.”

“Yes” said Angela. “It is beautiful isn’t it.”

“So the marriage is saved?”

“For now. Their outlook is still fragile, but promising. They will still need us for guidance and support so we need to stay close and keep nudging them along when they ask us for help.”

“Can’t we do more?”

“No. We cannot interfere with their free will. Everything, even love, is a decision they will have to choose.”

“How does any couple survive Angela? It seems so very delicate. ”

“It is delicate, but it is also very resilient like a spider’s web or the strength of a tiny ant. It can carry the heaviest of loads.”

“Let me guess: Their ways are not His ways.”

“I think you have got it Celeste.”

*Isaiah 55:8

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Tracy Nunes 06/10/11
It took a while to understand what was happening and that made the first part seem a little clumsy to me. But, overall I think the point is well demonstrated and it ends nicely.
Beth LaBuff 06/14/11
Wow! Creative start, I think I'm reading about a physical death, then as I'm reading it becomes clear. I like your story tie-in to the verse cited at the ending. You have a great story with a message!
Carol Penhorwood 06/15/11
Very creative take on the topic! I too thought at first it was physical death. Lived the feminine version-Luci-rather than Lucifer.

Need a little help with punctuation, but a great message.