A Street Minister Rethinks Giving Money for Nothing
Do you ever struggle with your conscience when it comes to those who approach you with, “can you help me out with a couple of dollars man?” It seems they hover around every minute market and fast food restaurant in our city. Each of them has good reasons for their need of your money. “I ran out of gas” “My car broke down and we have to get to ______.” Of course, as soon as you part with those couple of dollars, the needy recipient heads straight to the beer cooler. How do we retain a charitable heart while being good stewards of what God gives us?
Having landed on Britt Treece’s “Why I’ve Stopped Giving Handouts, I’ve concluded that this may be one of the most meaningful, practical, and Christ-honoring articles on this topic that I’ve ever read. This minister and author gives us an appropriate survey of the whole ‘handout’ ordeal sweeping the streets of our nation. The problem, at least in our area of the world, is that a large majority of these pleaders are just as capable of earning a day’s wages as those of us who punch the clock every day of our lives. They choose not to. Why? I’ll let the author of the post share that. You know, I can’t help but wonder though, “What if our government applied these biblical principles provided by B Treece?” Oh yeah, what am I thinking, no one wants a suggestion from Christians… we’re just a bunch of ‘Bible-thumpers‘ these days with no compelling arguments. Sorry Mr. O’Reilly, was that cynical?
I digress. Warren Britt Treece is the author at the site, “Your Cross on My Back,” and you can find the article here. As stated, it is well worth taking a couple of minutes to gather the wisdom found in its words.
- A Begger Reveals How He Makes $100,000 A Year Pretending To Be Handicapped (rewindonnet.wordpress.com)
- Yes Mr. Bill O’Reilly, We Do Thump Our Bibles (mtsweat.com)