Original created 1935
At home after the days labor and seated at table, Joseph and the Boy Christ are absorbed in conversation, the subject of which might be the Bread of Life. It is Joseph who provides the bread, wine and other needs for his family.
Mary brings the wine for their repast. It was she who supplied the “Bread” and “Wine” with which her Son would one day redeem the world and from generation to generation refresh the members of His Mystical Body.
The Boy Christ is the center of the picture and His actions may carry our thoughts to His manhood when He took bread into His hands at the Last Supper, or when he taught the Jews the mystery of the living bread: “The bread of God is that which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.” J. 6:33. ” The Jews therefore murmured at him, because he said, ” I am the living bread which came down from heaven,…they said: Is this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How then saith he, I came down from heaven? J.6: 41,42.