Five euros to homeless man for the birthday
It was an early Saturday morning in Tartu. I had to go to work, but i felt like i have to go earlier- somebody needs help. It was eight o’clock.
I entered the bus station next to the market building. The only buyer in the morning, was a homeless man.
At the same time, “The Good Father” project was sharing a New Testaments, which has a five euro note as “bookmark” in between.
I went to car to take a book.
When I got back to the market building, a man was gone, and he was already on the other side of the road. I ran after him, and I gave the book and five euros.
He was pretty tall and he explodes in tears and he asked:” How did you know, that i have birthday today?”, he sobbed.
With his last cents, he bought pastries to eat them somewhere. From the money, that he has recieived as gift, he saw the opportunity to buy to his wife flowers and go home.
Who are those people who suffer in needs?
It doesn’t have to be necessarily and always in the same order like in Estonia:
*single mother, who barely manages with her life.
*pensioners, who don’t have enough money for food after paying heating bills.
*homeless , who is not necessarily responsible for thing what has happened to him.
Not everyone has the same divides sizes of talents, favor, own friendship secure network- so, we own part of the equipments, to help each other.
Its very simple to loose home, just sickness or loosing job could cause it all. Loose your job, loose your possibility to pay bills.
Much worse is abandonment and contempt, which people are tied.
Taking care of the poors and weaks, is part of my job, which has been traditionally churches work.
In Estonia, the recognition worthy are: Baptist church, Lutheran churches and brotherhood church. There are also many public funds and projects, that are doing excellent work.
Source document Isaiah 58:
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.