Monday, March 01, 2010

Orthograph #55 - Lenten Morning Routine

21 comments:

CoderForChrist said...

Ah, you see, the character, here, is indulging in "fake food", so as to keep the rule of the Fast, but not the spirit. Perhaps, if, instead, he went without any sort of cream, he might fight a better warfare against the passions. I, for example, don't eat the "fake foods", and you don't see *me* yelling at everybody and posting inane comments on the Internet! Oh, and I'm late for my 15-minutes of praying every half hour! We *are* supposed to pray more during Lent, you see...another thing I *don't* see this character doing.

;-)

(My other thought was, "Stop drawing my life!")

CoderForChrist said...

Oh, dear, I forgot to add "bless his heart" (here in the South, it's okay to gossip about someone as much as you want, as long as you say "bless his/her heart.")

s-p said...

"Bless his heart..." Yep. You gave me an idea for another tutorial. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

seems to be a common weakness with religion....man is more focused on the rules, than working on the spiritual aspects inside themselves with love and life.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

S-P, you're drawing my life too ! I am constantly being dragged back to reality by my precious eight year old, thank God - if I am being grouchy, she will out and say with a worried frown, "What's happened to my happy Mummy?" How can I be grouchy after hearing that !

Anonymous said...

Love the details, which I didn't even notice until I enlarged the picture: prayer rope on Mr. Grumpy Stickman's wrist (or maybe he's Reader G.S.? Subdeacon G.S.?), "33 A.D." bumper sticker (or is that a vanity plate?), and icon on the wall. Dang. If only buying Orthostuff could save us!

Peter Gardner said...

Yeah, I always try to take off my prayer rope before sinning.

...you'd think that would get my attention that I should stop...

Anonymous said...

I never thought a spiritual court could issue an indictment via blog.

Well, $^#& *@!

Anonymous said...

With your permission, Steve, I'd like to see this printed in our Sunday bulletin. It's a thing of beauty.

s-p said...

Permission always granted for reproduction. Thanks for asking. I'd also encourage everyone to click on Silouan's link, St. John Chrysostom has written an excellent commentary on the cartoon. :)

Stick-man's #@!!& Spiritual Court Blog... LOL!

Anonymous said...

"Stick-man's #@!!& Spiritual Court Blog"

You have a marketing winner, there.

Oh my, the havoc one could produce. LOL!

And I already emailed it to my priest. He's already given the homily on this.... ;-). Thanks.

Fr. James Early said...

Ouch, Steve! This one hits too close to home!

s-p said...

Anon, Too bad he's already preached about it, he could have just put the cartoon on the analogion to venerate and saved himself a Saturday night preparing a homily. :)

James the Thickheaded said...

Ah...brilliant! So I take it that if it seems you look like a stick figure because you have fasted so severely... there's no room left in the ol' bod' for a heart, and turning the architect's motto on its head, your function follows form. Or as our beloved visiting Fr. Dan might call it: "Fastodoxy rather than Orthodoxy".

s-p said...

JtTh, LOL! I might have to name him "The Stylite" or maybe the "Post-er Boy for Orthodox converts"... hmmm, the possibilities abound! Or I could just admit I'm lazy and stick figures are easier and faster to draw. Or I could pretend to be spiritual and say I don't have time to draw full figured cartoons because of my stepped up prayer time during Lent. Yeah, that's the ticket...

Abe said...

Nice Bumper sticker :)

Michael said...

Has Steven been spying on me?

JoshuaJames78 said...

I especially loved how the character felt compelled not only to ask for soy milk (as if that weren't ironic enought) but also to add the "I'm fasting" at the end. LOL

Christina said...

I have emailed this link to your blog out to all my mom friends... we were having a discussion about whether it was ok to spank your child during the prayer of st. ephraim if s/he is goofing off. thank you!

priest's wife said...

I love this!...can I break my facebook fasting to share it? :)

JeffHolton said...

The bottom left of your four doodles needs a caption all unto itself. The Everyman should look over his left shoulder and say, "Oh, shut up!"