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January 31, 2009 01:05 PM EST|
Don't give to the homeless for Thanksgiving
November 27, 2008
By Jason Werner
Yep, I'm encouraging and even warning people to not give to the homeless, especially on Thanksgiving. In fact, I'll even go as far as pleading for everyone to not even give them food. It's time we teach the homeless a lesson.
We have thousands and thousands of homeless in Cleveland, Ohio. I meet them all the time. I get the same stories: Just got out of jail; left the wife; mad at parents; lost the job; adicted to this and that; sick of everything. And then the cup shakes while pennies, nickels, and dimes shuffle around the inside of the cup.
So here we have insensitive Jason Werner saying, "No, it stops here. You need Jesus."
Churches, non-profit organizations, and many others try to act righteous by serving the homeless food on Thanksgiving Day and during Christmas time. They try to act mighty by giving free clothes. They have drives to provide coats for kids. Money is often given to the homeless. In some instances, homeless are given a place to stay for a night and sometimes a few months.
Fact is, these same churches, organizations, and people are ruining the hope of the homeless. They're beating them into the ground. Listen, there is a reason why those same homelss are back the next winter campaign.
Many people love control. They like to feel almighty next to the lowly homeless punk. The homeless person may not have teeth, probably smells badly, likely wreaks of alcohol and had breath that smells like he just got done either smoking a joint or a cigarette.
More truth, you don't even know of many of the other homeless. They live out of cars. They hide. They live in shelters. They live in restaurants during the day and sleep in the woods or parks at night. They stay with friends and keep moving. Families are broken.
Why are these families broken?
Answer: The church is too prideful to do what needs to be done for the "least." The church has absolutely failed Jesus Christ. This is the reason more than 1,000,000 children are homeless in God-blessed America. Oh, and then the almighty federal, state, and county governments get involved by throwing money and even housing at the problem, which magnifies the problems and makes it worse.
Wake up church!
There is more than three trillion dollars in deposits in more than 8,000 banks in America and that doesn't even include companies and money market accounts. There is a lot more money out there even than that.
Get your money out of the stock market, out of mutual funds, out of CDs. Too many people are losing money by investing in failure while they could be blessed by the homeless.
Let's teach the homeless a lesson. Let's teach 'em a thing or two.
How about an act of kindness or a simple act of love?
INVEST in the homeless.
Take your 4% CD rate and laugh at it. I won't even get into your loss in that mutual fund that you have. There are more than 200 houses listed in Cleveland for less than $5,000, all of which need at least $10,000 of work because they've been stripped of course. And when repaired, they're worth well more than $60,000. For crying out loud, let the homeless live there for free for a few years to sell it when the market gets better and you'll still make at least 100% return.
Ok, so you don't want to repair an old house? Build a new one for that homeless person and you're still going to profit. Another thought, invest in that person's desire to be a plumber; help him get licensed; buy a large truck for tools (truck in your name of course); and make a return on that business. The opportunities are endless.
Maybe the homeless gets a job and feels convicted enough to make some payments on that investment that was made in them for the house (home). Boom, now you have income from that former homeless bum. And you may have helped create a job that previously may not have been here.
Another thing is for certain, the government or a bank won't be able to work with you or bless you the way this former homless person could.
My question to the homeless is: What can we do to help free you from that addiction? What can we do to reconcile you with your wife? What can we do to get you some teeth?
And now what lesson did we teach the homeless?
Instead of giving, giving, giving, we're now giving knowledge to that homeless person and even a HOME in which that person can live. You know the whole idea of teaching a person to fish thing.
I hope y'all understand that there are stunts being concocted by church leaders and non-profit organizations to look good. Fact is, they're evil. They're the same people who spend millions on their church building or hundreds of thousands on exotic trips for their executives.
So I encourage you not to be one of those hypocrites whom likes to be seen feeding the homeless. Don't waste your time, character, and integrity being seen trying to look good with your homeless friends.
Why not make a new friend rather than take in a homeless person for a quick dinner on Thanksgiving and then kick him back to the streets.
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