Monday, November 24, 2014

the roth of god

the roth of god, drawing by rob g

This is our beloved priest and resident alien, "the roth of god."

He loves Jesus and he loves people. Pretty biblical, uh?

With two faces, he can see parishioners on the right and on the left side of the church, differing points of view, and the entire length of the longest all-you-can-eat buffet in town.

He is not double-minded nor "blown and tossed by the wind" — there's only one brain inside that head, and both feet are planted firmly on the ground.

His hair is styled after Wolverine, his favourite movie character.

He has four arms because he is embracing of others and because they're useful for complex tasks like the Eucharist.

What looks like funky vestments is really his skin with racing stripes tattooed onto it.

While some aliens are toxic, the roth is antidotal.

He doesn't paint his toenails. Those are their natural colours.

He levitates tables and turns blood into wine!

You might wonder how someone ostensibly reasonable and sane like me comes up with such drawings, and I have to confess that not only am I not that reasonable and sane, but it was very easy.

I was at church a few months ago, and during the Eucharist squinted my eyes and looked up to the front, where the roth was waving his arms around. He looked kinda like an alien, and what more does one need than that?

And clearly, if you have read I Peter 2:11 in some translations, being strange and an alien is very biblical...

Here's an early sketch done around the time I first got this idea:

sketch for "roth of god", by robg.

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