Generosity on the Street by Karen

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Have you ever had your good nature always get the better of you?

Sometimes I can’t seem to stop myself from helping people no matter what they have done. Lol I know I am going to kick myself for this in the next couple of days. I really hate drama and it just landed on my door step needing a place for a tent so it won’t flood and they can go work.

Someone just slap me it will be quicker then a week of drama. Rofl

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There are people who come out here and help because they honestly want to help.

Then you have groups that come out to help because it’s a school or sunday school “project”. “God told me to feed and cloth the poor”(sorry Steve Kimes some do it for the wrong reason under the lords name.) “They stand here and pray over you tell you have sinned but come now the Lord will save you.”

God isn’t going to give me a house unless I make the effort. It’s not just the system though its the mentality of people NONE of us deserve to be put out like garbage and forgotten then told it is our fault. You beat the people down. At some point we are going to rise up.

 

A note from Steve:

Karen is not disrespecting people who bring help, but those who think that the homeless need to be “saved” in order to obtain housing.  There are people on the street that have greater spiritual lives than most church-goers understand.  Many on the street go to church.  Many pray more frequently and harder than most people could ever understand.

Let’s remember the words of James: “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor.” (James 2:5-6).

Let us never look down on someone because they are on the street.  More likely than not, they will be testifying about us to the Lord about whether we treated them in love or not.

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