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.