About two weeks ago, I was at a local deli and there was a gentleman ahead of me in line. The young lady who works the deli asked the gentleman what he needed.
He ordered only three slices of meat. After hearing his request, I wanted to say, "Sir, I can pay for a little more meat if you'll accept it." Yet, I froze!
You see, he wasn't dressed too well, he actually had on two pairs of pants. Nor did his clothing look too clean. I felt so bad.
I had to examine myself. I can't imagine anyone who wants to be homeless. Many of these people had good jobs but lost them. Many are veterans who put their lives on the line.
And yet, no one seems to care or provide them with much-needed assistance. Two weeks passed and I found myself still thinking of the gentleman. He made me examine myself.
I don't consider myself better than anyone else. And I know that bad things happen to good people as well as bad ones. It's funny how things turn out in our lives or life events can change us.
We can give money to families who have jobs. I'm just saying, why is it so hard for us to help those in need?
Many don't have a roof over their head, warmth, food, clothes, spouses, or family members. The poor souls live in the elements: cold, hungry, sleeping on benches. Yes, I failed that test.
I now realize not everyone begs when they're in need. Sometimes their need presents itself directly. But many of us ignore it as just another unfortunate person that life left behind.
If tested again, I'll be better. Anyway, this is my self-evaluation and I didn't like the results. There's an old saying, "If you haven't walked in their shoes, you don't know."