He said, "Considering who the disciples were, it would be absurd to conceive the doctrine of generosity, or giving alms, to have been preached to them.
Mr Allworthy answered, "He could not dispute with the captain in the Greek language, and therefore could say nothing as to the true sense of the word which is translated charity; but that he had always thought it was interpreted to consist in action, and that giving alms constituted at least one branch of that virtue.
A plain and simple beggar, as I have said, my lord, who asks for alms, as he gives holy water; a practice he has carried on for six years on the steps of St.
said Gondy, laughing; "I was not aware my alms were so well invested.
The mendicant received both the alms
and the sarcasm without wincing, and continued, in lamentable tones,--
For not unfrequently it happens that, for some reason or another, one feels abased, and inclined to value oneself at nothing, and to account oneself lower than a dishclout; but this merely arises from the fact that at the time one is feeling harassed and depressed, like the poor boy who today asked of me alms
The poor gentleman has no way of showing that he is a gentleman but by virtue, by being affable, well-bred, courteous, gentle-mannered, and kindly, not haughty, arrogant, or censorious, but above all by being charitable; for by two maravedis given with a cheerful heart to the poor, he will show himself as generous as he who distributes alms
with bell-ringing, and no one that perceives him to be endowed with the virtues I have named, even though he know him not, will fail to recognise and set him down as one of good blood; and it would be strange were it not so; praise has ever been the reward of virtue, and those who are virtuous cannot fail to receive commendation.
The residents various sectors said that the beggars also can be seen asking for alms
Doctor Mohsin a follower from Bara Kahu said that unwanted sellers frustrated the devotees from the Bari bus stop to the entrance of the shrine forcing soft minded to pay alms
, unintentionally encouraging the curse of beggary.
Abdullahi called on women to make necessary effort to be self-reliant rather than going around the neighbourhood begging for alms
For example, as an individual, you just have to stop thinking that you are guilty of something if you do not give alms
According to the police, Rs25,000 were recovered from their possession which they collected as alms
from the last two days in the different residential areas of Muzaffarabad.