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QT Matthew 25:31-46

March 15, 2016

Today’s QT makes me think about the homeless people in downtown. As well as how Wegmans asks for donations. Living in the heart of downtown, I see a homeless people pretty much every day. I’ve been giving them $5 with a letter testifying the goodness of God, and advising them to go to a local church and seek God, but I don’t know if I’m doing any good. Sometimes they lie even though I never even asked them anything. They tell me they’re pregnant, need money for bus, and so on, and I know a few of them by face now, and sometimes I see some of them smoking cigarettes and so on, and I wonder if I just helped them buy cigarettes. I don’t know why I give them money when I never donate when Wegmans asks me. I wonder if I’m doing more harm than good by giving them money, and perhaps it does more good to support an organization that helps these people more in depth. I think I do it because of the passages like today’s passage, because God calls me to treat these poor like I’m treating God, because I do for them is same as what I do for God. Some part of me wants to take them into Dunkin Donuts and buy them a meal instead of just giving them money, and ask them about their life, but I’ve been a little hesitant to do that, and possibly for good reasons. These people are often unstable, there is a risk of something bad coming back to me, but then God would tell me not to worry, so I don’t know. I do what I can. I’m not sure I’m quite there yet to sit down with these people and have a meal and a conversation. Jesus did though.

Application: next time a homeless person asks me for money for food, buy them food