I have something of a dilemma. I know that a priest is the best person to ask about these things, but I will not have a chance to ask a priest about them in the near future.
So, the problem is thus:
Today, I was walking home, with some money in my pocket. The money belonged to my mother, who had given it to me for a haircut (the money was the change left afterwards). I passed a homeless man (or someone who resembled a homeless man), who asked for charity. I had no money of my own on my person at the time. I decided, after some hand-wringing, to give him a few Euros. When I got home, I admitted what I had done to my mother and paid her back the few Euros out of my own funds.
Do you think this is serious? I would seem to have made amends with my mother, as I have restored the money to her. But did I have a right to use it in this way?