Standing at the intersection is a shabby woman holding a cardboard sign begging for help. She stares straight at you in despair. On the street, a scruffy man pushing a loaded shopping cart asks for your spare change. What do you do? Do you give? Do you ignore? Do you reflect, ‘I donated at Christmas time…isn’t that enough?’ Many of us encounter the dispossessed and become ethically or spiritually uneasy, not knowing how best to help. What really improves the lives of those without homes? Join me for some answers, and become a part of this discussion.
Lloyd S. Pendleton