Just above the day’s comic strip and to the left, you will see the KOHD name, mine and Nate’s name and today’s date. To the far right of that you will see the name of today’s strip.
For instance, today’s strip is called “1 Cor. 1:27”.
I have fun naming the strips and sometimes I put clues in the titles as to the strip’s double or hidden meaning. At first glance, it would seem God sends an angel to help Sloopy with the Pinata because He likes Snickers Bars. The notion that God likes candy will often make a young child smile or even laugh. It might even endear the child the child to God somewhat because children take comfort in knowing their Creator shares their likes and dislikes — even if it’s just a candy bar.
That is one level of “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”. When people ask me if the strip is intended for children I always answer saying that most of the strips contain an element that children will find amusing or interesting.
But the title of the day’s strip will often point to a second layer or deeper meaning and that might have to be explained to a child. And that means the adult may have to drag out the Bible, dust it off, turn to 1 Corinthians and review. You might have to put in a little effort and search the answer. Who can say what will happen after you do that.
1 Corinthians 1:27
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong…
Not to detract from looking up the scripture, but there’s also this semi-hidden gem:
Ten Points, Alex. I’ve waited 3 years since the creation of the character “Sloopy” in KOHD to write the words “Hang on, Sloopy.” I was just looking for the right time.
I love your comic strip “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” it reminds me the kind of relationship God wants to have with all of us.
Thank you, Bonnie
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