This is another, it seems to me, a bit difficult moral obligation question.
On a popular social internet plaform (am I allowed to call it by name?) I got a private message from somebody asking for help. Stating a very sad situation with kids. Just asked for any help without saying how I would be able to help her.
As far as I see on her page, she lives in a different twon from me; and to send something alone would cost much.
I have often given food or sometimes even money to people I meet who are hungry. That is different. But to a stranger asking me over th einternet?
Even though she seems sincere… I ended up giving her some info about hwere she could ask for help… she just thanked me very very much.
What do you do in such situations?
I must say I have sent money to somebody like that before, but that was over a group… and then I had talked to him on th ephone and ended up sending a small amount (that cost me double for sending it); and then it came back because the address was wrong… I ended up giving it to an old lady in the town I live.
Not even mentioning that my own financial situation is not very secure and I should be careful.
So other Catholics/Christians… how obligated do you feel if you receive such messages, has it happened to you?