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It was a dusky evening, the sun setting over the city of Jerusalem, painting the sky with shades of red and gold. Jesus, the man of the hour, sat at the head of a long wooden table, his closest followers, the apostles, flanking him on either side. The room was filled with the soft murmur of conversation, the clinking of utensils, and the occasional laughter. The Last Supper, as it would come to be known, had begun.

The air was thick with anticipation. The apostles knew that their leader had something significant to say, but they waited patiently, respecting his silence. Then, Jesus lifted his hand, signaling for quiet. He looked at each of his followers, his gaze filled with love but tinged with sadness. They became silent, their attention now fully focused solely on him.

With a solemn look on his face, Jesus picked up a piece of bread, broke it into pieces, and passed it around. “This is my body,” he declared softly, “which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” The apostles listened, their faces reflecting a mix of confusion and understanding. They did as he asked, each taking a piece of the bread.

Next, Jesus picked up a cup of wine, sharing it among his followers. “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood,” he announced. His words hung in the air, heavy with meaning. The apostles, though puzzled, accepted the wine, drinking it in reverence. The Last Supper, a symbol of sacrifice and love, was etched into their hearts, forever to be remembered.


What significance does the act of Jesus breaking bread hold for you personally?

Kids Reflect

Can you think of a time when you shared something important with your friends or family, just like Jesus shared the bread and wine with his friends?