Many people have reservations about giving money to beggars, but there are other ways of doing what Jesus says here…
1. Give something instead of money: a sandwich, some chocolate, a hat or scarf for the cold.
2. Buy a copy of the Big Issue.
3. Give money – or even time – to organisations helping the homeless to help themselves. Here are some Christian organisations that do this…
“Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead” (St John Chrysostom).
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