Every evening we pray the rosary after which scripture is read and I do my best to give a little sermon on it. I don't recall yesterdays reading but the conversation veered towards the importance of charity. One night I explained to them the importance of giving to others especially your family. I told them … Continue reading “Dad, Do you Want My 19 Euro?”
I sat down yesterday evening to watch an old American classic movie with my two sons. I'd never seen it before but they assured me that they'd read the book and this would be the first time they'd seen the movie made in 1974. It's called "Where the red fern grows." The movie narrates the … Continue reading You Worked Hard For That Money, So You Do What You Want With It.
I'm not the sort of giving type that gives to every single person I see every time I see them. Sometimes I do pass by that sign that says, "I've no money and I'm hungry" without giving even so much as a glance sinner that I am. If I gave to everyone every day all … Continue reading Give Your Money To The Thief
Photography By Stephen McElligott I've just taken the children to the Disney store and spoiled them with some toys. I'm standing outside with all the bags while my wife and kids go inside to buy some drinks and a bite to eat. The city is unusually busy and there's so many people it's hard to … Continue reading Is It Morally Acceptable To Give A Homeless Person Money For Drugs?
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay I had a short conversation today with an Italian woman on social media. It was under a video posted of addicts to drugs acting crazy. The editor decided to make fun of the situation by putting dance music to their actions. I commented that I didn't like the video … Continue reading He Made His Bed Let Him Lie In It. He Chose This Way Of Life So. . .
Image by Daniel Dan outsideclick from Pixabay You're not a good or decent person. You're evil. Let's just get that straight. You can give as much to charity as you want, jump on as many grenades as you like to save a few friends, but it will never change the fact that you'll always be … Continue reading I’m A Good Decent Person So Why Do I Need Religion Or Jesus?
It was 2013 when I first visited the unforgettable city of Athens. Everyone wanted us to do the tourist thing and go see the acropolis, but unless pulled by force, I'm unlikely to visit such popular sites. I wanted to see the real Athens and so decided to travel through its undesirable neighbourhoods. I always … Continue reading That Moment When Jesus Becomes More Important Than Jesus
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I hear this almost on a bi-weekly basis either in my close contact with relations or in comment sections of news articles. Many years ago, my brother-in-law brought up this topic on our way home from the airport. He's not very sympathetic to religion, but he would ask questions. I … Continue reading I’m A Good Person, I Don’t Need Church
Photographer: http://www.stephenbernard.org I'd like to explore the idea of giving to beggars. Many beggars seemingly blanket our city streets with their various methods. Some are quite simple strategies of sitting on the hard concrete with a sign that invites us to give. Other strategies involve the use of a musical instrument (no buskers this is … Continue reading Why I Believe We Should Give Money To Professional Beggars And Those With Drug Addictions