The Pope, the Poor, and You

Topics: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging Pages: 1 (356 words) Published: May 3, 2014
 The Pope, The Poor and You
To me serving the poor means to help others with nothing in return, but I don't commonly see people serving or helping others the way they should be. When I think about the poor I think about how I would feel if I was in their shoes. I see people serving the poor in our world by donating different types of clothes and shoes to the salvation army so that it allows children all around the world to be provided with different types of clothing to cover them and to make them warm. whenever I am on my way home from school I would see people begging on the streets, or even just laying on a blanket under a bridge but when ever they beg or ask for money or food I would watch as my mother or my father goes to the nearest restaurant or store to at least buy them something to eat or drink so that they know that their money is being used for the right reason, because some people who beg for money just beg so that they can go out and buy a box of cigarettes or drugs when they know for a fact that they are hurting themselves and the people around them. But there is still good in the world because I once saw a man give a homeless person one hundred dollars for no reason at all and I just thought how crazy it was for someone to give a random person one hundred dollars as and act of kindness and I also heard about a man begging for money in Missouri when he found a ring in the cup that he uses when he begs and instead of selling the ring and keeping the profits for himself he went out on a search for the owner and when he found the owner the owner was very grateful and was kind enough to give the man all the money she had in her wallet at the moment just because she was thankful that the man returned her ring in perfect condition
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