“loaves and fishes” mentality

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Sun14, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Sun14

    Sun14 Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    Hello, my friends, This sentence is from a book taking about how to live a simple life: "Even in the hard times there’s enough to share when you have a “loaves and fishes” mentality. Hard work counts, but time for those you love is the real business of life." I have a problem in understanding “loaves and fishes” mentality. It is difficult for me to find the cause and effect. And the second sentence is also a little bit unclear to me. Thank you!
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    A “loaves and fishes” mentality - this term comes from a story in the Christian Bible, Sun. If you have a "loaves and fishes mentality", you are generous and willing to share.

    A person with a "loaves and fishes mentality" is willing to share with others even when that person does not have much to share.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2014

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