Monday, November 02, 2009

Just in case.

In life, I've come to notice that whenever people see another person ask for money, they tend to walk the other way. Seeing someone dirty, who clearly hasn't had a shower in days with a cardboard sign asking for money is kinda scary. Another argument is that these people don't deserve money. They really are just the bums they appear to be, not bothering at all to get off their butts and get a job. Whatever the excuse, people choose one and allow their prejudice to take over. And in all honesty, I am sometimes guilty of being one of them.

But most of the time, or whenever I can, I think to myself... What if that was Jesus? That probably sounds lame of me, but true. I can't help but think, if that was Jesus begging me for money, I wouldn't just give the couple dollar bills in my wallet, I would want to give Him everything I owned. So just in case that person sitting on the side of the road asking for money is Him, I like to think it wouldn't really hurt for my wallet to be a few dollars lighter.


rachel om said...

i admire that you can give yourself money to the person asking for some. I always really want to help them out and show the love/grace of God to them, but i get scared and completely close up when i walk by. i've tried to stop and give money to people when i walk into town, but the past couple times i've just ended up walking by and feeling very awkward.

Jeff said...

You inspire me Kimly! :D