The final item needed on our pilgrimage is food and nourishment. On walking pilgrimages, the food is often quite simple, traditional to the places pilgrims are visiting, but it helps to sustain them, so they have enough energy to walk. One of the important pilgrimages in the Bible took place in the last week of Jesus’ life. Watch the video to find out more.
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.” NIV
More Reading: John 13
- Who do you connect with during your mealtimes?
- How could you use that mealtime differently?
- What activities or actions do you do that show your care for others?
- Find out more about the charities Trussell Trust, FareShare or Home-Start. How do they support those in need?
- Can you raise awareness of their work, collect food, or raise money for them?
- What do you know about the story of Jesus? What examples from his life and teaching do you try to follow in your life?
- What questions do you have about faith in God? Write them down and ask a teacher you trust, school chaplain, Christian youth worker or local vicar to share their thoughts.
- Make a meal, cake or biscuits for someone in your community.
- Decorate the cake or biscuits with something that shows why you have chosen this person to receive your gift.
- Provide some fun activities, pre-recorded songs, a quiz, or story telling for a group of people in an elderly residents’ home.
- Make a bag of hope for lonely residents in your community with a message of encouragement.
Loving Lord, we thank you for travelling alongside us on our journey of life. Thank you for showing us the way. Help us to follow your example as we travel alongside many others. Continue to light our path this Easter and beyond, so that we may see where we can serve one another. Amen.