Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Biloxi, Mississippi

Faith survives the storm
There’s no shortage of faith for the victims of Katrina
South Mississippi Sun Herald

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi Mississippi was destroyed and subsequently rebuilt following Hurricane Camille in 1969. It has been destroyed again 35 years later by Hurricane Katrina. The photo below is of Reverend Harold Roberts speaking to his congregation during a service last Sunday.

The cartoon is an act of my imagination; other than the photo above I have no idea what's become of the historic belltower, nor do I have any reason to believe a flock of chickens have served fried eggs on the spot anytime recently. The cartoon is meant to reflect the eternal altruistic mission of the church, whether it be Protestant or Catholic, which is revitalized in times of duress.

Redeemer Church will rebuild again, even as Sacred Heart Catholic church rebuilt following the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Churches rebuild because earthly structures are at best only a temporary home for the body of Christ.

I originally had Reverend Rhino ringing the bell in this cartoon, but he was edited out for the sake of balance. Just imagine he's off-panel a few inches to the right, coaching a squad of chickens to lay more eggs. Here's a link for anyone who would like to see a more detailed image.

I have two more cartoon in progress this week referencing Hurricane Camille, both featuring Faithmouse herself, who has been active though unseen. I should have the first online later this evening.

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