Does Jesus eat vegetables?
This is the question that I posed to my classmates this afternoon followed by:
Were there vegetables in the garden of Eden?
It’s a sudden thought that came to my mind as I was eating a lettuce-laden sandwich. In all my years of being a “good” Catholic school girl, I have never heard of lettuce being in the bible. I have never read anything about Jesus eating vegetables. In the few occasions that I browse through the bible, all I’ve read Jesus eat was bread and fish. I’ve read about him breaking bread, packing it for his desert trip, and even multiplying them with fish. But I have never read anything about him tossing a salad, or biting into a carrot.
Even the most devout of my classmates couldn’t answer this question. So what else is there to do?
Search the net, of course; which is exactly what I did when I got home. It’s really quite easy, all you have to do is type: “Does Jesus eat vegetables?” in the search box, and voila! You get answers by the dozen.
They were wrong, you know. Many years ago, they coined the term, “Magic Box” for the television. That’s not magic that’s wires and signals all crossed together.
Now, the computer, that’s magic, especially the internet. Where else can you search the strangest things and still get a hit? It’s a fountain of knowledge, albeit a bit unreliable at times.
Of all the hits that I got from my question (Does Jesus eat vegetables?), I am most fond of the ones I got from Yahoo! Answers. It is not really because of the content, but by the fact that there really are people who are willing to share the information that they know and to build a bigger knowledge base for all people.
I think Yahoo! Answers is proof that there are people who will take the time to answer, to share and to bring further understanding to others.
Of course, not everything you get will be top quality, but we must recognize the effort, not to mention the further separation we are creating from the times of old, when knowledge was restricted.
As to my question, Does Jesus eat vegetables? I am still searching. Hopefully, there’s one good answer out there somewhere, and I, in turn will also share it to the world.