Without food we cannot live at all, of course. But we also need other things for a truly satisfying life, including shelter, clothing, a sense of belonging, freedom, justice, friendship, giving and receiving love… That’s what this saying is getting at.
It originates from the Old Testament, and was quoted by Jesus in an episode in the Gospels where he encounters the devil. In the story, Jesus went into the desert where he was tempted by the evil one during 40 days of fasting. Here’s the temptation about food…
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The salt of the earth… on the straight and narrow… a baptism of fire… many everyday sayings started with Jesus. Here are 30 of them. We’ve gathered the best known modern sayings and included some notes on what they mean and where you can find them in the accounts of Jesus’ life.
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