So in this strip, we see Herman spilling his heart to Bishop Bob.
IT’S NOT AS IT SEEMS …
In a way, this exchange is a little like the sacrament of Reconciliation. Herman has been examining himself. He’s questioning who he is and what he’s really all about. He’s not even sure if he’s going in the right direction with his life. But like a good confessor, Bishop Bob adds something to the conversation that changes the whole tempo.
“Have you been eating Gouda again, Herman?”
A good confessor knows human nature. And not only does he have some insight into the person sitting in his presence, but he also knows how God works in people. He is there both to absolve sin and to help show the way forward so the person might “go and sin no more.”
THE REST OF THE STORY …
It’s a silly, little conversation in this strip. But these things go on in our heads all the time. Part of the richness of our 2,000 year old Catholic faith includes a strong foundation built on both faith and reason. Simply put, if you’re a Catholic, it’s okay to think. Take what God shows you and gives you, and use it for His glory!
AND THE REAL PURPOSE OF THE STORY …
Being Catholic is cool! It’s Catholic Cool!