el monstruo de toratora
When I desided to write this comic, it was in me the intention of making , something which were worth of someone who is considered christian , so I found my inspiration in certain things related to the creation ,and people .
There is a touristic place here(argentina) in the province of Buenos Aires ,called "The tiger" , its a place about a river, with islands and all, in ancient times , it was a land like a jungle , with a lot of animals and vegetation , after men begin to populate the area , all wild animals where exterminated, also most of the vegetation , all the original inhavitants where forced to leave as well .
Men chosed they things ,they destroyed nature , build casinos, hotels, roads, markets, etc .Now there is only a remmant , people can still apreciate the Holy hand of the creator.
The whole point of the irony of this place is foun on its name"the tiger".It was named because there was a kind of feline called "jaguarete" which looked as a leopard. who had its habitat there.of course this was extint by men, it seems they didn heard how he had made it in ancient times . However the name still remains, as testifing the crime of humans. As how men forsaked the creation that God have given to them once again, as adding sin to sin.
So basically my motivation there was in making an story in a place called "torartora"( tora means tiger in japanese) as an analogie of this place which exist in reality, but as in a certain future , where all is wasted ,and people lives in fear of the nature ,only few people remains , the rest moved to the big city,The remaining ones can not enter the forest ,not get near the places into which they went to hunt , for money and pleasure of flesh, not for food,but and destroy , for they own sake ,to build palaces for their vanity,and suck their money from the earth etc.
The men can not get in there because, if they do so, they are killed .they never return.The old town is full of plants and empty.There is a mistery ,before all of this hapened an old monk had warned the people , to abandon the way of men .to repent from their sins, but most of the people heard him not .so after all of this he went into the forest and never returned.
Nonetheless there is another mystery besides the forest, people is being killed into the houses by the night . And the people in the town , assumes that it is the same responcible as
the monster in the forest, And the chief who owns the plantations , and rule over them , enslaving the workers;also tells to the people that he will put an end to the monster in the forest.
the story resolves with the revelation that the living being into the forest (So it was an animal like a leopard a cougar), was against only the evil ones who entered to the forest, and made justice over them , As created by God to do so.
But the lider of the city who was a tirant ,was puting the blame on that animal even for the crimes in the city,to take and advantage for himself. but at the end , he is found to be the true responsible behind the crimes in the city , he had used the animal for masking his own crimes .
Because the man desired money and power, and lived by his own power .And killed all those who were oposing to his evil deeds. But as he trusted in his power as given by men, and living by his evil heart .He then knew there was someone stronger than him having its power given by God, created by his hand. A power which can not be given by men. So the men who trusted in his own power and knowledge ,and use it to destroy and slave and enrich, instead of protect , serve , teach love. will know there is a bigger power than them , which is not made by hand of men neither by knowledge of men.
All of this I got to do from a good inspiration , I can not understand very well how come to this ,I just understand this .that if we are meant to live in a garden made by God , we should not like to live in a city made by men , If The lord sending his own Son ,with power over all, was as our servant. Men as being as nothing ,then what can we do to show gratitude? . even he is willing to give to his servants a kingdom to live in peace. but for the others, who do not his will, and killed and slaved the ones they were suposed to serve, who destroyed the things they were suposed to take care of, who bear hatred instead of love. for them there is the ethernal fire.
I finished to write this fable (thanks to god)in 2007, I painted it using gray tones , so it resembled a black and white movie, happily I was able to post it on the net, so I tryed to give something diferent to a reader.
Only with having read the gospels of jesus our savior I found our lord doctrine of love.
The only base of the understanding is Jesus his love.
The prophecies may have a variation of meanings,, they mean things that already happened, examples of things that will happen , they meant for situations in our own life, and they also has a literal meaning.Similar examples are used to describe diferent situations , and different moments, the knowledege and understanding comes from jesus.
So Afer I writed that comic I begun to understand certain things. I recently I read the prophesy of isaiah:
"And He will stretch over it the line of desolation
And the plumb line of emptiness.
Its nobles—there is no one there
Whom they may proclaim king—
And all its princes will be nothing.
Thorns will come up in its fortified towers,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;"
Then ezequiel :
Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, that no man may pass through because of the beasts: Though these three men were in it(Noah, Daniel, and Job), as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate.
Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land? Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land? Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
Then I just today this very day in the morning I read jeremiah till the chapter 10, and I found this(as I said there can be a lot of meanings , but also a literal):
Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.
I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.So I say let us repent from our sins my Lord , lest your wrath not to fall upon us.
Be your grace upon us so we can be of your childern again and be forgived , Amen