Family Activity

Fresh Bread

In the gospel, Jesus said he was the living Bread that came down from heaven. In his culture, bread was a common, but important food. Bread was easy to make and fed most people every day. Even sharing bread was a sign of friendship and commitment. People today share these same bonds at family dinners and other special occasions.

Share some fresh bread at your next family meal. Involve your family members in making the bread. Then, when your family is first gathered around the table, bless God for his goodness, break the bread, and give a small piece to each member. Remind your family members they are bonded to each other, like a loaf of bread. Compare this family "agape" with Communion when Jesus unites his followers with shared bread, his very flesh!