Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson

Grand Avenue

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  1. fear-ciuil

    fear-ciuil said, about 4 years ago

    You sure?

  2. Linda1259

    Linda1259 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    He’s sure and so am I.

  3. sue.meacham

    sue.meacham said, about 4 years ago

    The songs gifts are hidden meanings to the teachings of the faith. The “true love” mentioned in the song doesn’t refer to an earthly suitor, it refers to God Himself. The “me” who receives the presents refers to every baptized person. The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge which feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings, much in memory of the expression of Christ’s sadness over the fate of Jerusalem: “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered thee under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but thou wouldst not have it so…”

    The other symbols mean the following:

    2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments
    3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
    4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
    5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.
    6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation
    7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
    8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes
    9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
    10 Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments
    11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles
    12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed

  4. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 4 years ago

    Zero Gabby.

  5. hy80

    hy80 said, about 4 years ago

  6. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, about 4 years ago

    thank you. I enjoyed that.

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