“Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.” (Luke 6:30)
It is easy to become paralyzed by the scam artists, the fraudster and the false beggars. Soon enough we won’t give to anyone for fear of being ripped of or swindled. Jesus had a novel approach. Let it go and just give.
I met a great Salvation Army man and asked him about this. His response was sure use some discernment, but he would rather give to ten and be ripped off by nine, if it meant the genuine case was ministered to. What a refreshing view in a cynical world, and very much in line with Jesus suggestion, or was it an instruction?
Look for the opportunity to share Jesus’ love at work today. There will be at least one.
Quick Prayer. “Fill me with grace, to give and not judge.” Amen