Monday, July 30, 2007


I have been dobbed in for a few memes lately and have had no interest in following these up (eg. what car would Jesus drive. Really.)

I wasn't dobbed in for this one started by Marco, but I like it. He calls it the "Saintly Dinner Meme":

If you could invite your five favorite saints to dinner, what would you serve them to eat and drink, and why?

St Peter
Fish. Appropriately enough.

St John the Apostle
A "heavenly feast" along the lines of Isaiah 25: "a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear."

Venerable John Henry Newman
A five course meal, including both "the soup and the fish" so we could discuss one another's conversions between them.

St Thomas More
Roast Beef and red wine. He was English, right?

Martin Luther
Okay, okay, I know that he wasn't a saint (some would say he was the exact opposite), but I would like to enjoy some "table talk" with him over a good Wittenberg beer.


At Monday, July 30, 2007 3:04:00 pm , Anonymous Marco said...

Do you tag anyone else??

BTW: Sorry I thought you would be way too busy!!!


At Monday, July 30, 2007 4:00:00 pm , Blogger Schütz said...

What me busy? Actually, I have been. It was a hell of a weekend--and indeed all last week was very busy--so I am taking some "down-time" today.

No, I don't believe in tagging. If folk are interested and want to give a try, they are welcome.

At Monday, July 30, 2007 7:38:00 pm , Anonymous Peregrinus said...

Poor old Peter spends his whole life eating fish – most likely, the fish that he failed to sell in the market – and you want to serve him more fish?

Are you inviting all these saints on the same evening? Is Peter going to have to watch JH Newman steaming through five courses, and that young whippersnapper John stuffing his face with rich food and well-aged wines, while he toys with a bit of poached halibut?

Look, the man was well advanced in years before it dawned on him that God had no problem with him eating every kind of unclean beast, so the least you could do is allow him a more varied diet. Plus, he never got to Australia and he never had leavened bread (or anything else baked with yeast).

Couldn’t you at least offer him a traditional Aussie meat pie, with tomato sauce? (He never had tomatoes either.) Or maybe some snags from the barbie?

At Monday, July 30, 2007 9:08:00 pm , Blogger melancholy pot plant said...

St Thomas would have only pretended to drink the wine, just touching it to his lips. You should serve him water.


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