The ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture outside Christ Church Cathedral’
‘Good Helen’ writes:
Maybe I woke up on the right side of bed, I dunno, however I thought if I can try and get some kindness out there to help others then that’s what I’Il do on this fine sunny morning.
Today – show one act of kindness to homeless people. I’m not asking to give over money or even in fact spend money. You can get something from your kitchen press needs be.
I am sceptical at the best of times to hand over money to a homeless person – reason being, I know some of them are using drugs/drink and I’d personally prefer not to be giving them the option of using it on that. So this morning, I simply asked a homeless guy if he would like something from the shop I was going into – answer was a huge YES. He was starving. A latte and pastry later and he was very happy and very much appreciative of the gesture.
What I’m asking is, If just a few people went up and asked when they were going in to buy their lunch if a homeless person was hungry and if they would like you to buy them something in the shop. It’s simple to walk past and go in and buy your lunch and go back to work. But just a little step over to the left or right and a little question to be asked might make this guy or girl’s day.
I would really love if Broadsheet would maybe put this up to see if this could maybe catch on today. I’m sure as its broadsheet there will be a lot of smart arse comments and I really don’t care. If one person even decides to do it that is all that matters to me.