I have a confession to make. I hope somebody can give me an advice on this sick thought of mine.
It really doesn’t touch my heart every time I see beggars on the street asking for money. What was on my mind was becoming a beggar is a willful choice. I personally know a person who decided to become a beggar because she was tired of doing anything just to earn. I know some people who leave their land in the province just to go to a big city and become beggars. Their lives could have been even better back where they were, because they have a land that they could plant some vegetables or root crops.
Of course, there are those that are genuinely disabled to do anything to feed their selves. But I think they could go to any government organization and have them lead the way where to go for people like them. But then again, I know some people that don’t want to be under some organizations because they don’t want to be under the rules. And that’s how I develop being sarcastic about these beggars.
Here is this bible verse; “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” Proverbs 37:25 NIV I believe that having faith to God will not lead you to become a beggar because I believe that God himself is their great provider.
I hope you don’t get me wrong as being a stingy person. When I was still in the Philippines, I love to bring some grocery items to a poor and needy neighborhood. If I know somebody is in need, I could hand them some cash. That’s it. And, by the way, I know there are exceptions on some cases and I’m talking generally.