Saturday, October 15, 2011

He would rather be scammed than let a man go hungry

Pedro Gutierrez and a group of men were talking this morning in Men's Fellowship at church about how comfortable we felt letting ourselves be used as an instrument of God's work.  Pedro told how he had a young adult come up to his car in a rough neighborhood of Detroit and ask for enough money to buy a dinner for the evening.  He was willing to give, and did.  He said that he's fully aware that it might have been a scam, but if he's at all unsure, he'd rather be scammed than let a truly poor person go hungry.
What makes a practicing Christian different?  This story is one more example.  He's willing to undergo some uncertainty or trouble in the name of loving a neighbor.

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