how many times have help strangers?

@jobmoone (442)
Philippines
March 30, 2010 7:11am CST
They say not talk to strangers but to help them in their needs maybe its ok. We should be so sure if it is true that they really need help. Some strangers just prentend to do it. Have you help them in their needs?
6 responses
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
well, if you don't talk to strangers then you wouldn't gain some friends. talk to strangers but don't trust them. as for helping strangers, I do. I don't count as how many times i helped. for me, I'm happy to help in any way I can. that's all i can count of. being happy for helping others is priceless. it gives me more than it gives them (strangers).
@busybee10 (3192)
• India
30 Mar 10
Yes - we cannot predict situations in life how they turn out to be.....Mostly I observed this during my tours I normally take up. We come across strangers - who seem to be normally during their looks but we have to be very very careful and alert. Better not to make friendship with them.Just talk casually and do not reveal any of your details with them. One instance which recollects me was at Delhi during my flight from Delhi to Hyderabad. I was standing alone with my baggage and a foreign lady was also alone standing for the passenger bus which takes us to the airport.We were strangers and she being a lady I did not initiate to talk. After a few minutes she started vomiting but as I was alone I did not know how to help her. After her vomiting I gave my water bottle for her with a smiling face and she accepted the bottle and had a wash. Then, I gave her a HALLS tablet just for having throat relief. She felt so happy with this.Meanwhile the bus came and we moved away. She thanked for my small help. So what type of help we have to extend all depends upon or capacity and time....
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
As much as i need help in any way, i also have a soft spot to those who are in need. Anyway, you only give a portion of what you have and not all of what you have. It's better to help someone rather than it's the other way around.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
sometimes i just avoid. If i'm so sure that they really need help then that's when i help them. You can't be sure nowadays cuz many would just take advantage of your generosity.
• India
30 Mar 10
It reminds me of the story of Good Samaritan-Luke 10:33. I have had some bad experience with strangers seeking help. They take advantage of your kindness. In my country if you go out of the way to help somebody and if he happens to die, the police would harass you to no end. In UAE if you give a lift to somebody in your car and your car happens to meet an accident, you will have to compensate the stranger just because you had taken him as a passenger. This leaves me wondering whether we should go out to help a stranger or not.
• United States
30 Mar 10
There's a homeless man who often stands on the sidewalk with a can in his hand when we enter Philadelphia. We used to give him a small amount of money. But I started to think that perhaps this wasn't a good idea. Besides, we don't have much money ourselves and are just trying to make it. (Thank the Lord, we do have a roof over our heads!) I started taking him something to eat. I drive by a McDonald's on my way to Philly, so sometimes I get him a Mac Snack wrap, which is only $1.49. Sometimes, I've give him a piece of fruit or a granola bar. It's not much; but if you're hungry, food is very valuable. I have to admit that I haven't been intentional about doing this lately; and we just pass him by anymore when we go to Philadelphia. And we're going to church, too! EW! Sounds like the story of the people who passed by in the story of the Great Samaritan which Jesus told! I think we need to start taking him food to eat again--and be intentional about it! I think you have to be very careful about giving money to strangers. I like the idea of giving food to people in need. We ALL need to eat! Is this helpful? I hope this is helpful to you. Let me know what you think of what I've said. By the way, when in doubt, I guess it's better to err on the side of helping someone rather than not. : )