Thanks everyone for your input. I found all of your comments interesting, whilst searching my own heart.
Lady Lee : Interesting experiences. There was no reason to be on the street begging for food. Maybe it would be good to find out local aid centers and help out or give to them.
Dontplaceliterature: I was only going to use it for junk food...same as him probably. Good point. We all do “ waste” a lot of money which would really help someone who was really hungry.
Aguest: I made a vow that if my situation changed, I would never judge such people negatively again... because I just don't know what their situations are. A very commendable attitude. God bless you.
Sd-7: I wonder what Q would say if he read this thread... I really liked this thought provoking comment. I do like the idea that as a society we should evolve socially. Unfortunately, evolution seems to be a slow process.
White Dove: I've been homeless with a baby before I hope things have worked out for you. And you’ve just reminded me: my wifes second cousin lived on the streets for two years. Had a baby too. I really must talk with her. Thanks.
Diest: Giving money to local support groups is better.
No Room For George: Interesting story you related there. Thanks for the time.
Donuthole: God makes it rain on the wicked and the righteous. Jesus gave himself for millions who will never appreciate it or acknowledge it. I quite liked that observation.
MrFreeze : If you are doing something, like playing an instrument, I will throw some money your way. Then again, that is not begging. That is working as a street performer. Good point. At least they are doing something.
charlie brown jr: thanks for the video.
Sizemik: Yes, there are other ways of giving that we can look into. PS have you seen any penguins lately?
Oompa : very very rarely.....it is almost like sex....there has to be a chemical attraction???.....anyway.....i gave last week......first time in ages.. I’m with you there. We is it we sometimes think: “aww, go on. Why not?
Watersprout: Wow. That’s where we were. Very kind people in general though.
Sorry if I haven’t replied to everyone. I have read all your posts though. Thanks again for your input.