Thursday, 02 February 2012 10:27
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me…”
In Mathew’s Gospel Jesus teaches that when we serve our brothers and sisters in need, we also serve Him. This Lent, answer the call to serve the “least of our brothers and sisters” through Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl. Your prayers, fasting and sacrificial contributions support CRS’ work with the poorest of the poor in nearly 100 countries. The Lenten season begins Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Seventy-five percent of contributions to Operation Rice Bowl fund programs which positively affect tens of thousands of lives around the world through CRS’ development programs. A quarter of contributions support hunger and poverty alleviation programs in our diocese.
God of the poor, we long to see Your face.
You tell us, “whatever you did for one of these least you did for me.”
May we recognize You in each of our brothers and sisters.
May our prayers and fasting unite us with those who hunger.
May we share of our blessings with those in need.