During Lent, we are called to pray, fast and give alms, so that we may prepare our hearts to receive full the joy of Easter. Operation Rice Bowl is a great way to work on all three of those parts of Lent! If you or your family decide that a good thing to fast from would be those stops at McDonald's and those quick dinners before everyone scatters to their own corners of the house, you could use that to benefit others too. The fasting (or refraining from) that McD's run will save you some money and that money could be put into the Operation Rice Bowl box. Now of course you still need to eat, but maybe instead of a quick meal, everyone helps to make dinner. When you sit down to eat, you could pray together to thank God and to pray for those who are in need. If you did that once a week for the 6 weeks of Lent, just think of how much different your Lent will be! You will grow closer as a family, pray together, and help others ($20 per meal for a family x 6 weeks = $120). The money raised through Operation Rice Bowl will go to feed the hungry in the US and around the world. Now that is a life changing Lent!
We will be handing out Operation Rice Bowl boxes to all of our students on Sunday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 7.