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Giving how Jesus would give

Here’s just a few thoughts to chew over next time you get asked for money by someone in town.

Jesus said a lot of things about giving, but nowhere did He say to judge someone before you give to them. How many times have you told a beggar you have no money, based on the assumption that it’ll go to no good cause? Have you ever asked them what they are gonna spend it on? Have you ever considered actually taking them to a foodcourt and buying them a meal, if making sure the money gets well used is that important to you?

Also, Jesus gave people so much more than money. He gave them sight, the ability to walk etc. Now if the individual you’re talking to is healthy, the extra thing you have to offer them may just be some company and conversation (over the food you pay for), though it’d be worth thinking about whether you’d pray for healing if they need it.

Be responsible with your money, but don’t hold it too close. Feeding the hungry isn’t limited to World Vision.