May 2012

Should we give to beggars?

Recently I received an email with the following question:

Should we give to beggars? I've seen a surprising number on street corners in Indy, all with cardboard signs.

On the one hand, I think of: "Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you." - Matthew 5:42

There's also: "For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either." - 2 Thessalonians 3:10