Went and fed the homeless for the first time today.Submitted by bronko on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 21:21
I don't write that title to brag.
In fact, I'm quite ashamed of that.
27 years of life...
23 years of being a "Christian" (went to church with my family and claimed the title)...
10 years of being an actual Christian...
2 years of being a libertarian/Paulite/whatever word you want to use...
And this is the first time I've helped out the poor and needy without asking for a receipt to claim it on my taxes.
I'm spent how many days, weeks, months, and years arguing to others that it is not the government's job to help the poor. It is church's, private organization's, fellow human being's job to do that.
Finally I actually stopped saying it and did it, and it was the most rewarding thing I've done in my entire life.
This "libertarian jesus" meme really convicted me, because it's exactly right.
So this morning my buddy and I went to downtown Seattle with a campstove on my tailgate, a bunch of eggs and sausage to make breakfast burritos, some fruit, chocolate, and hand warmers. We were nervous and had no idea what to expect, but I can not image it going any better than it did.
We found a group of about 20 guys and started cooking. People from all over began to gather, sincerely appreciating a warm breakfast.
Unfortunately, we didn't have enough. We probably made about 100 burritos and it was agonizing telling the 20-30 people still in line that we ran out of food, but we couldn't do it all. I wish we could.
It was an eye-opening experience. These people need food and they need love, and I hope I did a little part to help that today.
I highly encourage you to do this as well. I'll definitely be out there again.
(If you're in the Seattle area, join me sometime)