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Have you ever given a homeless person on the street any money?


If the answer is yes: Is it something you frequently do or rarely ever do? If it's rarely can you remember what the circumstances were that caused you to make an "exception". If you have never given a homeless person a single dime in your life is there a particular reason why not? Are you more likely give money if the person has some of "act" as is plays an instrument, sings, has a dog or monkey that performs tricks, or approaches you with a hilarious sense of humor story as to why he/she wants the money? In other words is it (you) or (them) that determines if you're in a altruistic mood?

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

17 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 17 months ago

    I have given money from time to time but on rare occasions. The more aggressive the person is the more they turn me off. One guy got me good though. I went into the gas station to pay cash for a pump and upon my return he was filling my car!


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Dr Billy Kidd says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "I realize I just as easily could be that homeless person, given different life circumstances." And so it is! But by the Grace of God, there go I!

    "Love thy neighbor as thyself!" Great job & understanding!


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John Connor (connorj) says

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Paula (fpherj48) says

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    dashingscorpio 17 months ago

    I'm sometimes a sucker for street entertainers as well. At least they are trying to exchange their talent for money.

    You never know; one of them may hit it big one day.

    It's happened before.:)


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Huntgoddess says

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 16 months ago

    Usually the most generous understanding people are those who have walked thenpath themselves.

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David Hunt (UnnamedHarald) says

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    dashingscorpio 17 months ago

    $20! You were feeling altruistic!

    I too have heard of people who panhandled for a living. One boasted of "earning" up to $300 per day. Like you I prefer not deal with the aggressive ones. I hate feeling hustled..


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Desiree Shook (Desireeshook31) says

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Aime (Aime F) says

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    dashingscorpio 17 months ago

    My brother once offered to buy a guy a "happy meal" with his remaining change at McDonalds and the homeless guy said:

    "I don't want no damn HAPPY Meal! I want some money!"

    I guess the "will work for food" sign was a lie. LOL!


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Sharp Points says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Just follow His Word! "Love thy neighbor as thyself!"

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Peeples says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "Personally I pick who I give based on my best perception of their need, .." Just "give" as commanded & let GOD "judge!" Rd Jer 16:17-18 "...their sin double..." if lying! Their curse!


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Consolacion Miravite (csmiravite-blogs) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Yes "Do it everytime!" Not for us to "judge," but do as Jesus said "Love thy neighbor as thyself!"

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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Scripture says "Love thy neighbor as thyself" not give according to one's looks! Did Jesus do this? Read verses in Proverbs in my response!

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Dwight Phoenix says

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Kate McBride (Kate Mc Bride) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "Out of the mouth of babes" (Ps 8:2; Matt 21:16) nothing but "Truth!"

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KALI PRASAD says

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Marie L B (MarieLB) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Ps 37:25 "...yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor "his seed" begging bread!"

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Vince (iggy7117) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Iggy: See response to Hui above! Just do as Jesus said! Who can "get" anyone better than God? Not you nor I! Jn 21:22 "Just follow me!"

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stoyan88 says

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peachy (peachpurple) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "Once" not according to His Word! Read Jer 16:17-18! Not for us to "judge!" He has cursed himself!

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Sundeep Kataria says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Yes, we are "merely a channel" for it is from the "Big Guy in the Sky!"

    Thank God we can be "a channel" which "stores up blessings for us!"

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Leon Gaunt says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    "..but cross the street to avoid a homeless person." Reminds me of Lk 10:31!

    ALL should remember "But by the Grace of God, there go "I!"

    All should do as commanded "give" & God knows who has!

    I'm praying for u! Blessings!


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Loren Fawn (lorenfawnhubs) says

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Codithegirl says

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Anastasia Rokina says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Yes, "The system!" I had friend w/mental issue (given mickey), homeless, & eventually died! Where was "the system?" It's nothing like JESUS!

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Hui (蕙) says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Don't worry about them being "fake" Hui! Read Jeremiah 16:17-18 "...their sin will double..." God got them! You do as Jesus said in John 21:22 "Just follow me!" Do as He says!

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ahorseback says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Judge "righteous judgment" (Jn 7:24) which means according to His Word! "Love thy neighbor as thyself" is Written!


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Mahadeb Kar (supremeupbeat k) says

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Dipjyotidas says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    BB: Yes, thank and praise His Holy Name! He will provide as He does daily for each of us for most r just a paycheck away from the situation. But by the Grace of God, goes I! Thank you Lord!

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siddhagiri says

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RTalloni says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Not for us to "judge" for it's btwn man & God! Jn 21:22 "Just follow me!" Do as He says!

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Norine Williams says

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  • Norine Williams 17 months ago

    Do ALL see how important it is to respond to questions according to the Word of God? If GOD said it, one's disagreement is not w/you but GOD! Matt 7:1;Lk6:37 tells "US" not to judge but let HIS WORD judge (Jn 7:24) "righteous" with ONLY HIS WORD!


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