Anyone who's spent any time in the city has been confronted with this question. I've struggled for a while on how to respond to people on the streets asking me for money. It feels like either way, I don't feel quite right. When I give money, I wonder what the person will use it for (drugs, alcohol?). When I say no, I feel guilty for not doing anything. And when I just ignore them, I feel convicted of not even engaging the problem. Is this really how Jesus would treat this person? Is this how I would treat Jesus (Matthew 25)? Shouldn't love and compassion overrule suspicion and guilt? Arloa Sutter - a woman who is the executive director of Breakthrough Ministries in Chicago, and has years of experience actively engaging with those who are homeless - offers some great wisdom and insight into this issue in this article. Check it out and be encouraged!