In this chapter, we look at The Last Supper and how the Passover feast changed into the Eucharist. We consider how Jesus gives us the gift of His life in Holy Communion.
We reflect on how a good meal can change us for the better – we need food and drink to nourish and sustain our bodies, but Holy Communion nourishes and sustains our inner life of faith (we need to be strong in our “body and soul”).
Meals are also connected to remembering special moments – we think about the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples and remember how it was a meal connected to (or remembering) the Jewish festival of Passover.
The most important thing is to ensure that your child understands that when they receive Jesus in Holy Communion (the Eucharist) that they are receiving LOVE. Also, that there is change, the obvious one being the bread and wine, but we also change, the Eucharist give us inner strength to face life with Jesus’ power and love inside us.
Keywords in this chapter are: the Passover, the Last Supper, the Eucharist, the Eucharistic Prayer, the Host, the Sign of Peace.