In the summer of 1992, I purchased the re-release of Metroid for the NES. It was, to my six-year-old mind, an impossible game to beat. I can’t remember the last time I picked up the game, but I finally picked it back up about a month ago and started playing it whenever I had a spare few minutes to kill. This past Monday, on 4/23, I came home from a doctor’s appointment and needed to let off some steam, so I turned on the old NES and just played and played and played. I beat the game with a completion time of 1 hour and 40 minutes (the best time on the MetroidHeadQuarters forums is 1:30). Unfortunately I only got the second-best ending because I missed a missile tank in Ridley’s Lair … but the next time I have an hour-and-a-half to kill, I’m trying again. At the very least, I have this accomplishment to make me smile.
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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
-Gospel according to John, chapter 20, verses 19-21
I invite all of you on this special day to pray the third day of the Novena to the Divine Mercy and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, both of which can be found here: http://campaignfordivinemercy.blogspot.com/
You may (or may not) have noticed that this blog has been inactive for the past couple of weeks. My apologies; I have been attending to a medical emergency and will continue to do so for the next few weeks. That means posts will be very sparse.
However, since today is Good Friday, the Feast of the Passion of our Lord and the beginning of the most solemn and spiritual nine days of the year, I wanted to take the time to invite all of you to participate in a special devotional prayer. Good Friday marks the start of the Novena to the Divine Mercy, which culminates in the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday on April 15. You can read the daily Novena prayer and then pray the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy here: http://campaignfordivinemercy.blogspot.com/ . I don’t normally involve my spiritual life on this blog, but since this is a very special time of year (and a particularly troubling time for me), I’m making an exception. You’re all in my prayers; reciprocation is appreciated more than I can put into words.
If you’re not spiritual, I invite you to read the prayer simply for the sake of understanding why some of us practice a personal relationship with a triune God. If I did not have this particular devotion - if I did not think of my God as the source of all love and Mercy Itself - I wouldn’t practice any kind of faith at all.
“The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My mercy.” - Jesus’ words to Saint Faustina, as recorded in her diary.
Father, For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world…