It’s not in the Bible, but of course it should have been. It’s not what the Good Lord said, but it’s what he meant. Anyone who really knows God knows this.
Am I right?
Or am I right???
So, I propose a new kind of care package for the homeless. Go to the Dollar Store get Ziploc sandwich bags (pint size), put in a pair of sox, a toothbrush, and a Sharpie marker with a small bit of cardboard. This way your beggar is EMPOWERED to beg more effectively from a street corner rather than ever having to bother you again.
(Oh… and skip the toothbrush part.)
Let’s call it EFFECTIVE CHARITY.
Just imagine how many people you can empower with a fifty-dollar investment. A whole army of beggars empowered like this could feed themselves practically forever.* (Who needs to teach a man to fish? Setting bums up with tackle boxes would run you into the hundreds of dollars. That’s not a godly ROI. And even then, what if the fish aren’t biting?)
We’re talking about EMPOWERMENT rather than “enabling.” With dry feet and a Sharpie, this beggar is now empowered to rake in almost $400 a day – TAX FREE!!!!
You go, Man! Run… like a young boy in a field!!! As a Republican, I am jealous!
That’s how God helps those who help themselves.
*Do the math: If you empowered 20 beggars with your $50 investment to rake in (on the outside) $400/day, that’s like an $8000 ROI EVERY DAY!
(Move over Wall Street! Shut your mouth, Dave Ramsey!! When Helping Helps, Corbett and Fikkert!!! Might outa quit your job and go into begging! There’s some real action is.)