We're all in this together.
Keep your stick on the ice.
How do you define ignore? Do you give him $4 to buy a McDonald's combo meal, knowing that $4 is enough to buy a cheap bottle of booze? Or do you risk your own health and that of your family by taking a man or woman who may be very mentally ill to a place filled with women and children (a fast food place)? Our poor are unfortunately often not the same as those in Jesus' time. There are more issues to consider today.
Though I would buy food for one who looked like he or she wasn't utterly insane, and that was sitting in one place.
You actually need to read the link to the article. It makes it more thoughtful.
I kind of think the homeless and poor were considered pariahs back in Jesus' time. Maybe they weren't mentally unstable crack heads, but let's face it; how many folks went out of their way to hug a leper. I think it's six of one and half-dozen of another.So Miket, with all due respect, look back on your Bible and you'll see that while there were plenty of people eager to justify spurning lepers, Jesus did not.I've given money to homeless people. Some looked down on their luck; others I'm sure were drug addicts and winos. But like my good friend Elizabeth commented once, "If you were that miserable wouldn't you want to escape into a bottle?"So maybe my five bucks doesn't help, but maybe one day it will and the homeless druggie will put it towards a ticket home to his or her family instead of another bottle of Boone's Farm. I'm not arguing. I'm just sayin'...Nice to see you again, Roland. I've been away mending and am now all better. Or at least 99 percent.
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