“But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.” (Matthew 17:24)
Did you know that St Peter’s Fish, (tilapia) carries its eggs and young fish in its mouth. It is believed that when she wants to keep them out, she picks up a bright object. Thus, the coin.
Did you know that eating insects was a common practice in Biblical times? Locusts were skewered and then roasted. Grasshoppers were mixed with honey, cooked and eaten. (I hope they first took off the legs!!)
Did you know that Daniel didn’t want to eat the king’s food because the first portions were offered to idols. (See Daniel 1:8)
Did you know that barley was the food of the poor? That means that the barley loaves offered by the small boy was a big sacrifice for him. (See John 6:9) And did you know that the fish was most likely dried fish, not fresh?
Bread mentioned in the Bible, often meant food. In John 6:48, Jesus is saying, “I am the food of life.””
Did you know that simple arithmetic about the jars of wine in John 2:6, meant that Jesus’ miracle made about 3000 glasses of wine.
Did you know that dishonest merchants had two sets of scales? One was used for buying and the other for selling.
Did you know that Christ died for your sins? Do you live life like you do?