Tag : New York

March 8, 2012


I always at a quandary when homeless guys ask for money as I walk by. This gentleman in New York seemed very nice. What do we do? I’m always afraid that if I just give cash that the money will just be used to buy alcohol or drugs, so I sometimes give food coupons for grocery stores. I still don’t know if I’m doing the right thing.



December 14, 2011

We were walking to see a Broadway play in Manhattan, and I stopped to watch this man conduct street evangelism.   I usually doubt the effectiveness of such efforts because the speakers so often seem harsh and somewhat judgmental.  However, I was struck by this gentleman because he was so kind, soft-spoken, engaging and gentle.