Monday, April 27, 2009

How to handle giving

What do you say to panhandlers on the street? Obviously it is not right to ignore them or treat them with contempt, but it's usually equally incorrect to give them money... we have a problem at our Cathedral sometimes, where homeless people congregate on the sidewalks outside as Mass lets out, knowing full well the good Christian worshipers will feel like hypocrites if they don't cough up a dime or more.

I usually say "God bless you." In days of yore I had plastic rosaries I used to hand them... maybe I should get some more. Once I bought lunch for this one-eyed man named Jerry whom I could tell was probably a scam artist, but ah well, God won't fault me for being taken for a ride for a $5 sandwich and chips at Subway...

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