Christmas Note #7 — A reminder of what Christmas is

Would you give your boots to a stranger? A homeless beggar? Would I?

I’d like to say yes, but the truth is I doubt it. I have a tendency to be a bit self-righteous, thinking — though I hate to admit it — that I just can’t be sure if someone deserves my charity.

And, here’s the point: Charity isn’t meant to be deserved. It’s something to be given freely, and it’s a character flaw that I’m unable to do so directly.

Don’t get me wrong, I support numerous organized charities, but sometimes, maybe people need a little more direct help.

Here’s a link to a story about someone who did just that, and someone else who saw and felt compared to share what they saw.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/11/28/nyc-policeman-shows-what-a-real-good-cop-is/

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About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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