Monday, November 24, 2008

食物的力量!

正在阅读Alex Cheung(张达民)的著作,Idol Food in Corinth: Jewish Background and Pauline Legacy. JSNTS Ser. 176. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999.

其中有一段,他引用了古典希腊作家Plautus的一段话:
"Give him all he wants to eat and drink every day, and he will never try to run away... The bonds of food and drink are very elastic, you know: the more you stretch them, the tighter they hold you." (p35)

这段话闪烁着某种智慧。难怪大选来临的时候,很多地方都有饭局;某政党正在如火如荼的为不久后的党选准备,大概也能预计有很多饭局的出现。你常常吃免费餐吗?小心,因为“you will never run away”!

我常常对自己说,传道人,千万不要爱上免费餐,理由正如那位古典作家所说的,我们将无路可逃!若有机会,自己掏腰包,请一请别人!