Would you give your last dollar to a needy stranger?

United States
November 8, 2007 10:28pm CST
The Bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive. But, how far do we go with this. It's fun to give when we have surplus. Is it as blessed to give when we really need to receive? Where do we draw the line on this? I like to give, but sometimes, my bucket is empty, and the opportunity to give still comes walking down the road toward me.
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6 responses
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
Definitely I will not. . . because I myself is needy and have two mouths to feed.
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
Nope, I absolutely would not. I'm sure that sound selfish, but every action we take is selfish, so I don't mind much. At least I'm honest. If I only have one dollar left, then obviously I'm just as needy. Considering I have a family that needs that dollar more than some stranger does, I think I'd keep it. I could also mention I do not EVER give money to strangers. I've bought meals for the homeless, I've donated my time and supplies to shelters, I've donated clothing to a homeless shelter ... everytime I go through the closets I donate a few bags of whatever my kids have grown out of. There's one homeless man downtown that I buy a cup of coffee for almost every day on my way past, simply because it's getting cold and he always looks like he could use it. But I will NOT ever give them money. And the bible has nothing to do with my decisions on any of it. I'm an atheist.
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@nurhoney (1123)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
im not being selfish but its my last dollar and i, myself also need to survive...i would say NO. in this world, we need to survive and sometimes certain things should be considered as long as its for a good cause.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
I will.. If this person really needs the money I will i wil just work out for the dollar that i can earn again andnsometimes there are things in life that you dont expect and it comes back to you a thousand folds without you knowing. If i cant really give him/her the money she ask because i also be needing it..I ll make another way..
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• Indonesia
9 Nov 07
No...because at that time... i'm a needy too..
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• China
9 Nov 07
i have the same idea, when my pocket emptey,i can't give,but i aslo don't like to receive,i would like more to give than to receive.
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