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.