I realize this opens me up for attack and ridicule, but I felt the need to share the moral dilemma I found myself in the other night. My family and I stayed in Denver for much of this week while dh was at a conference.Wednesday night we went to a Rockies game, we were in nosebleed seats and a young woman walked up to us and told us that she could give us seats over the bullpen and a bag of goodies if we agreed to wear Toyota t-shirts, hats and then sit in a car and be videotaped and placed on the Jumbotron at bottom of the 2nd. It was an incredible experience.
Now, on the ride back to the hotel on the RTD shuttle, there were 3 homeless young men sitting in the seats we were standing in front of. We all had our new t-shirts on because it was chilly. One of the young men was very charasmatic, he was filthy, but had a beautiful smile and was very engaging. He reminded me of River Phoenix. He asked us where we got the t-shirts and we told him the story. He directly asked my husband for a shirt, saying "Look at my shirt, it's tattered and dirty" To my shame, none of us gave him our shirts. A few seconds later he saw someone outside the window he knew and a whole group of Lost Boys (as they called themselves) jumped off the train.
I cried as I prayed and asked God for forgiveness that night, yesterday I took my t-shirt down to the 16th St Mall (An outdoor mall in the middle of downtown Denver) as I shopped, I looked everywhere I could for him, but I didn't find him. I have a feeling that he and his gang don't show up until late night
In that moment on the bus, I resisted every right thinking instinct I had, because I was chilly. My question to you all, do you feel what I did was sinful? And what is the best way to atone for this sin, outside of my Catholic demand of confession and absolution?
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