When I was in college, I frequently passed by this homeless guy who lived on a bridge. I saw him there for years, always felt bad and wondered what was going on with him, but never felt comfortable stopping to do anything - the city was full of panhandlers and it's not legal to give them money, plus I'm always wary of approaching strangers on the street. Anyway. There was an article posted about him last month; apparently he has gotten off the street and into a home. I just came across the article when my friend's husband posted it on Facebook.
If he'd just posted the link and said something like, "Good for him. I'm glad he's doing better," that would have been great. Instead, he posted this along with it:
This guy put up with so much, the majority of everyone turning a blind eye and just passing him by. I think its sad that folks look the other way when so many people out there need help. What happened to folks sharing the love of Jesus with others? please take a moment to see what the word of God tells us in these situations. look at the following : Isaiah58: 6-8; matthew 25: 34-40; and leviticus 25: 35-36. As a christian how can we live our lives in opposition to the word?
I SO want to comment and ask him what HE ever did for this man while passing by him on that bridge. I'm inclined to guess the answer would probably be nothing.