So why use a cartoon to illustrate an incident so dripping with anguish? Because sometimes the superficial and trivial helps us finally 'get it'. Jesus needed faithful companionship, unselfish attentiveness, comfort and reassurance that he wasn't alone.
The iphone and tablet are becoming the equivalent of self-concerned complacency. The gift of a person's presence is spurned for a digital screen, its glow preferred to the face of a friend.