In Episode 2 of The Walking Dead we were introduced to the mysterious Father Gabriel and his church, which we're supposed to believe he's spent almost the entire duration, post-apocalypse inside of.
But did you notice the bible verses mentioned on either side of the altar?
Ok, cool, but it's a church, surely they just refer to some random bible quotes from when Father Gabriel was giving sermons?
And those weren't the only appropriate verses pointed out to us:
Is there a more suitable line for a TV show than "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life?" Definitely not.
So why did Father Gabriel pick these gruesome verses in particular? We already know that he was hand writing out the entire bible like some sort of memory exercise:
Maybe he's hoping to memorize the words, in case he one day finds himself without a bible? However, I doubt these verses on the side of the altar are the same thing. My best guess is that Father Gabriel was trying to make sense of the plague through the best way he knows how: God.
But let's not forget that Father Gabriel seems like a very mysterious guy, he doesn't share much with people, preferring to confess his sins only to God. Could the bible quotes have been his way of justifying something darker, maybe something to do with this:
Whatever Father Gabriel's reason for deliberating over the verses were, hopefully he and his church can protect Rick and the gang, after all, his church is the St. Sarah’s Episcopal Church, and St. Sarah was the patron saint of gypsies. Surely there couldn't be a more fitting place for this nomadic group.
Be sure to tune into The Walking Dead episode 3, Sunday on AMC