To my other host who was probably wondering why there was a Bible sitting near the sink.
As a policy I tend not to give money to beggars or anyone else I suspect will use the money to get high or drunk. So I guess I was being a bit judgemental when my one of my hosts gave a few bucks to a neighborhood person who honestly said they were going to go ’round the corner and buy a beer. And then recently, one of the blogs I read posted Proverbs 31 6-7:
6 Give beer to those who are perishing,
wine to those who are in anguish;
7 let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.
I’m sorry for judging you. So go ahead. Give ’em beer money. It’s in the Bible.