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“Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” – Matthew 26:52
We must ponder on why Jim Davis intentionally chose to draw Garfield wielding what is unmistakably a human bone.
Humans distinguish times into times of peace and times of war. For the animal kingdom, there is no such distinction. The live is to be engaged in constant war, constant struggle. To live is to be beset by threats from all sides at all times. There is no peace; only the calm between battles. Odie knows this. Garfield knows this. Jon Arbuckle does not know this.
“He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” – Proverbs 13:24
Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of the underworld in Greek mythology, is believed by some to have been named after the proto-Indo-European word “kerberos” which meant “spotted.”
I’m with Garfield on this one what was Lyman thinking?
“Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.” – Proverbs 3:29
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” – Ephesians 4:29
Odie flew too close to the sun.
“Odie is short for Odious.” – Jim Davis, unprompted.