Our physical bodies need food to survive. We eat breads, fruits and vegetables, meats and dairy, and sometimes treats. When I go for too long without food, I get grumpy and tired, and my body and mind don’t seem to work as well.
Our spirits also need food to survive. We read and ponder the scriptures, pray sincerely and attend our meetings. We try to help others and we partake of the sacrament. When I go for too long without spiritual food, I get impatient and apathetic, and my spirit feels far away from home.
Jesus Christ is the Bread of Life. We should look to God each day for help, both physically and spiritually. He knows us. He loves us. He wants to help us. He wants us to know Him.
I once had a wonderful visiting teacher named Margaret. She visited every month without fail and would always come with a thoughtful message. Though we were very different in our day-to-day circumstances, we shared many interests and I loved having her visit and share spiritual bread.
Margaret was also an excellent baker, and shared with me her recipe for Rosemary French Bread, which I made for my sisters this month.
If you are in a pinch for time this month and can’t take the time to make bread, feel free to purchase a loaf of your favorite bread instead to share with your sisters.
Share physical bread and spiritual bread.
I packaged my bread in paper bag, cut in half and tied with twine. I made a little paper pocket to put Margaret’s recipe with the message.
If you would like to make your own little pocket, just cut a 12x12 inch sheet of cute paper that is printed on both sides in half, so you have two pieces measuring 6x12 inches. Fold one side up and secure with staples. Print the message and the recipe and tuck inside.
Happy Visiting Teaching!