The struggle to turn judgmental people into charitable ones has been a long standing war.
However, in light of my recent column about Christmas Spirit, it is hard for me to stand by and witness people judging others instead of helping them.
I am not an expert but I am pretty sure in most religions, helping your fellow man does not come with guidelines. My neighbors shouldn’t have to meet criteria in order for me to help them, children least of all, but recently there have been some unfair sentiments about donations for local toy and food drives.
It is just really hard for me to believe that people could be so cowardly, and speak as if they personally know the financial and social situation of every family in need during the holidays.
If I pass a man on the street begging me for change, I don’t ask him “did you blow all your money on liquor?” because the reason for his economic status is not important to me.