Small Gems – In All Your Ways by Cari Z.
Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for the sins of pride, jealousy, and avarice, and those who fought alongside him, against the Archangel Michael and the heavenly hosts, fell with him to Earth to live among the temptations of human want, or to the Underworld to exist for all eternity amongst the hellfire and brimstone as punishment for their sin of acting in selfishness rather than exalting God and acting through His divine grace. But angels are capable of transgressing in other ways too, if loving another and placing him before God in your heart can be considered a mortal sin.
In Cari Z’s In All Your Ways, the angel Renat is cast from Heaven for the sin of loving Emiel and placing him above both God and His Earthbound children. The profession of that love and the hope that Emiel would fall with Renat is shattered when Emiel chooses God above all else and Renat falls, to become the demon Renat, winning a place at Morning Star’s left hand and shepherding the souls over which God and Lucifer battle, ensuring the damned are tormented accordingly for their sins.
This free short story is a beautiful and romantic depiction of love overcoming and overwhelming all, in an act that one sees as an outrageous sacrifice while the other sees it as a righteous gift. It is a story of patience and the sharing of a grace that has nothing and everything to do with divinity and the yearning to give everything of yourself to the one you have claimed as your own. It’s a story of God’s benevolence and Lucifer’s timely remembrance of a similar love he’d once known, and is a journey of falling and loving, with the hope and the promise that a life lived honoring that gift is enough to win a soul’s ultimate reward.
Download In All Your Ways HERE.