Family Activity

Fresh Bread

In the gospel, Jesus shared bread with this friends. In his culture, sharing bread was a sign of friendship and commitment. People 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 united his followers with shared bread.