As a surreal and metaphysical vision, Shining God shows the absurd metamorphosis of two men at polarized ends of the social spectrum. A young shoe-shiner, Kevin, is approached for a shine by a former customer who had long been absent.
This former customer, “Mr. Roberts,” pulls Kevin along in an exasperatingly riddled conversation that culminates in a transformation of flesh and spirit. Upon arriving at this place of liberal absurdism, the unseen side of the vanishing point is revealed in the landscape of two men: young and old, master and slave, spiritual and profane.