The blessing was mine for the gift and theirs if received in need. The condemnation was also theirs if they scammed me. So God be the Judge. I give from a free heart without the need to determine if they are going to use it to feed their 5 kids or buy drugs and beer. Perhaps to that person both are necessary just to get through the night. Paul
This reminds me of an amusing experience I had when I was last in Manhattan. I was walking up the street one night, passing a restaurant, and a young woman approached me. She said she needed money for food.
I reached for my wallet, but she stopped me and said something like: "No, you have to come in to the restaurant and buy it, so you will know this isn't a scam." I told her I really didn't want to join her for dinner and again offered her some money. She refused.
Returning that way perhaps a half hour later I saw her again, with a styrofoam food container and happily munching away. As I passed she said something in a light-hearted way about how somebody hadn't let her starve. We both had a chuckle and I continued on my way.