I think most people face dilemma of wanting to do good, but not being sure if the person they help will truly benefit from that or not.
For example, helping homeless people.
It becomes normal to see them begging on the streets. Many of us pass them by, thinking “They are just beggars. He will probably use the money I give him on drugs or alcohol’. Judgement and unbelief overshadows all the good that can be shared by us instead. Our stereotypes steal an opportunity to show true kindness.
The truth is, every person, no matter what his background is or was, is someone’s son or daughter or a parent out there. Every single person went through struggles to end up living on the streets. Every single person is loved by God, no matter how wealthy or poor he is, how fortunate or less fortunate he might be.
Every beggar was worth dying for on the cross and he also received this life as a gift, just like you and me.
It is not our job to judge others, but to love them instead, like Jesus and to welcome them by simply being kind and compassionate.
Yes, we can’t help everyone and yes some people might misuse the resources we provide, but it’s always better to give a chance! It’s always better to love and serve, rather than to judge and be afraid.
Be open to all the opportunities God gives you to share goodness with those who are in need. That’s what makes life so exciting and so worth living.