Thursday, November 6, 2014
Stars of Destiny
I recently played through Suikoden on PSN. I enjoyed the game, and I could really appreciate how Suikoden II had built upon the strengths of the first game. Something that struck me anew in playing this game is the plan that God has for each of His elect.
As the hero you have to go around and recruit the 108 characters who make up the 'Stars of Destiny'. The interesting thing is that not all these characters are going to be great fighters- some are cooks, some are kids, some of them are dancers and some of them are just doing day to day chores. Each of the characters you can recruit is given away by that fact that as an NPC he has a face in his dialogue box!
What struck me is that Almighty God's elect are like the 'stars of destiny', and it is the job of each one of us to play our part in recruiting the 'stars of destiny' into the Church. We do not know if we are one of the stars until the next life, but if you persevere faithfully in the Church (in the party) then it is an indication that you are.