Friday, May 15, 2009
What to do with the poor
At one of the Church's here in Steubenville there is always at least one person begging for money as people head in for mass. I've been confronted by these people many times and more often than not (I am a college student after all) I don't have any money. I also happen to know that these people don't respond to invitations to meals (i.e. not money). My problem is that I would like to help these people but I don't want to give them money for two reason: (1) I have very little and (2) I don't know what they would spend it on. So what do we do in a situation like this? It has gotten to the point that I literally turn the other way and hurry into Church because I just don't know what to say or do. Help!