What do you appreciate most about having a meal with your family ? Give each one a rating eg a= 3 (5=most appreciated) Getting well fed The sense of closeness, being a family Sharing news & discussing things Having fun experiencing love & goodness
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What do you appreciate most about having a meal with your family ?
Give each one a rating eg a= 3 (5=most appreciated)
Getting well fed
The sense of closeness, being a family
Sharing news & discussing things
experiencing love & goodness
Being able to do help – preparingfood, serving, clearing up
How is a mass like a meal? Explain what the pictures are showing. Then complete your own table.
The Mass as a Meal
To describe how the Mass is a meal
To explain why God wants to share a meal with us
Why did Jesus choose bread & wine to be his body/ blood?
With your partner, mindmap reasons why
Explain 2 reasons why
The 2 most important reasons why bread is a good choice to represent Jesus’ body.
2 most important reasons why wine is a good choice to represent His blood.
**What do you think happens if there is no bread or wine available? Why?
Do the Math: The bread is the ________ of Christ. Eating it makes you part of Jesus’ ______If everybody eats of the same _______Then that makes everybody part of _____ ______Then everyone is part of each ______ _______. CONCLUSION: All who eat this bread are _____body.
Write out the problem filling in the gaps.
**What difference does it make if everyone is part of one Body?
With your partner, mindmap the ways, from what you have learnt this lesson.
Your job as advertising executive is to market Jesus’ Bread with all the benefits and goodness that it brings…you can do a presentation, a poem, and poster
It gives you God’s eternal life
It makes you more loving and self-sacrificing, like Jesus
It satisfies our hunger for God
It purifies you from venial sins
It gives you a higher energy and strength to overcome sins & problems
It protects you from committing serious sins out of weakness
It helps you to know and love God
God wants to share a meal with us, because He wants us to know His goodness, to feel close to him, and to be fed by Him.
In the Old Testament, God said to the Jews: “Go to the one place where the Lord your God has chosen to be worshiped; take some food, or buy whatever you want—beef, lamb, wine, beer—and there, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families are to eat and enjoy yourselves. (Deut 14)
But in the New Testament, Jesus said to the Jews, “I am telling you the truth: if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in yourselves. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them to life on the last day. For my flesh is the real food; my blood is the real drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me, and I live in them.