I did something Saturday that I never thought I would ever do. I gave money to someone standing on the street corner. That’s right, me.
Many of you have heard me rant and rave over those dispicable slugs who beg for money by saying they will work for food but you and I know they won’t.
Some of you may think that I am a horrible person without compassion. You’re wrong. I just follow the teachings of Christ who, through the Apostle Paul, said “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
Christ had compassion, but He had little tolerance for the lazy.
And, as many of you may not know, I grew up poorer than you (chances are). I wore shoes with the toes cut out. I wore bread bags in my boots to keep the water out during the winter. Really. AND WE NEVER BEGGED MONEY OFF OF THE STATE OR OTHERS!
So who did I give money to Saturday? The Marines. There on the same street corner where lazy beggars usually stand holding their signs seeking empathy, were seven Marines in full dress-blues, taking donations. And not for themselves but for “Toys for Tots.
I couldn’t get my car pulled over fast enough to empty my wallet. It was a great feeling and I was only sorry I didn’t have more cash on me. “Merry Christmas” and “Send in the Marines.”