Do You Give Alms To The Beggars?

@mandala100 (50665)
Hong Kong
February 2, 2018 11:47am CST
The Good Lord says, "You will always have the poor among you..."(John 12:8 NIV). It has been said that in so far as global poverty is concern that there are around 1.3 billion of world population that lives in extreme poverty, that is: living on less than $1.25 dollars a day. While according to UNICEF there are around 1 billion children around the world living in poverty and that around 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. Yes, indeed since the Great Rabbi uttered those words more than 2,000 years ago, the poor and povery is still with us... Picture credit: 2oceansvibe.com
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@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
2 Feb
I donate to charities that provide food, shelter and clothing to the homeless.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@Corbin5 That's wonderful of you my friend.
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@db20747 (9423)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Jul
Excellent!!!!
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@prashu228 (25504)
• India
2 Feb
I used to but not giving any more, because now a days they are too much demanding
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@prashu228 Yes my friend and there are some people who are able bodied or capable of working but resort to begging or pretend to be beggars out of laziness.
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@Icydoll (24717)
• India
2 Feb
Yeah too much demanding
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@Icydoll Some are indeed my friend.
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@just4him (127251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Feb
It's a tragic situation that won't go away.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@just4him Yes my friend that's right.
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@rakski (22100)
• Philippines
5 Feb
That is very true @just4him. It is a problem that is difficult to uplift.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
2 Feb
Yes, i give.. but not to the drunkard ones. Only to children. I feel pity!
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@ShifaLk Yes my friend those unfortunatre children.
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@ShifaLk (8477)
• India
2 Feb
@mandala100 ya really !
• Abuja, Nigeria
2 Feb
What about the adults? Are you still extending your philanthropist act to them too.
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• Philippines
3 Feb
That depends on my mood, some people makes it like their business or something. There's even a syndicate that involves begging. Others kidnap kids to teach them how to beg on the streets.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@Letranknight2015 That's right my friend and we heard of this things.
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• Bucharest, Romania
13 Aug
I try to help how much I can but I usually don't throw my money away to street beggars.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
Alright my friend since some of them are just using begging as an excuse for not working ta all my friend.
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• Bucharest, Romania
13 Aug
@mandala100 I sometimes give them food instead of money.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
@Cristi_Ichim Me too my friend I do that.
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@rakski (22100)
• Philippines
5 Feb
Poverty is very rampant lmost everywhere. There are a lot of beggars everywhere. Based on my experience, I used to give alms but found out that some people make it a syndicate. And some do not beg at all but more of demand money. So I stopped giving. I donate to feeding programs and I donate used clothes.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
5 Feb
@rakski Thank you so much for your thoughts on this my friend.
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@rakski (22100)
• Philippines
5 Feb
@mandala100 you are welcome
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
5 Feb
@rakski Thanks my friend.
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@BabeSays (5642)
• Mauritius
5 Feb
Yes whenever someone comes at my door. I don't only give them money but also some food. Such as biscuits, cakes and juice.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
5 Feb
@BabeSays You are a good person my friend.
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@BabeSays (5642)
• Mauritius
5 Feb
@mandala100 Thanks but I am not good enough I need to please God more so I can get to Heaven.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
5 Feb
@BabeSays Good luck to you my friend.
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@db20747 (9423)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Jul
We need more charity to reach these children and increased economic oppurtunities!!!! I almost always give 2 someone who asks 4 my help!!!
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
27 Jul
That's right my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (82851)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Feb
Yes I do when I can.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@TRBRock420 Your are a good man my friend.
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@mydanods (6747)
• Nigeria
2 Feb
The Good lord also said: "There is more happiness in giving than in receiving." I try to ascertain if the beggar is truly one before I give my tokens. Some persons are now professional beggars, preying on the generosity of people. It's good to give alms only that one has to be careful.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@mydanods You are right on that thing that there are indeed "professional beggars" nowadays and worst there's a criminal syndicates behind them my friend.
@mezvinsky (409)
• Abuja, Nigeria
2 Feb
Giving is not the problem, some of the beggers are using it against the givers.
@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
2 Feb
@mezvinsky Will you please further explain my friend the phrase "beggers are using it against the givers?" Thanks.
• Abuja, Nigeria
2 Feb
@mandala100 because some beggars takes your money that you gave them to work against you, rituals usually exchange it big money from them.
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@mandala100 (50665)
• Hong Kong
3 Feb
@mezvinsky Alright my friend I get your point now.
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