Some­thing Fishy?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LO­CAL -

As the tra­di­tional pe­riod of lent came to an end on Holy Thurs­day, Saint Lu­cians; Chris­tians and non-Chris­tians alike, could be seen scram­bling to the sea-side, the mar­kets and su­per­mar­kets in search of fish. In par­tic­u­lar Mack­erel, which has be­come a tra­di­tion at this time of year. From what we have learnt, while Christ walked the earth, mak­ing “fish­ers of men” meat was a lux­ury food. On the other hand, any­one could grow veg­eta­bles or catch a fish in a lake or a stream. And so the act of fast­ing or giv­ing up meat in favour of fish was seen as a real sac­ri­fice, a tra­di­tion car­ried through to this day. Ex­cept for one lit­tle thing; we are not sure that fish is still poor man’s food as it once was. Have you checked the price lately? Ah well we guess the real sac­ri­fice now is the hefty price we have to pay for some good fish.

(photo Bill Mort­ley).

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