I feel like a really bad person right now.
so I had just gone to confression, was sitting in the pew waiting for mass to start, it was about a couple minutes to the start. anyways, this guy comes and sits down behind me and tries to force money in to my hand…
don’t get me wrong, I know ths intentions are good, and he kept saying he wanted to help me, but taking money is just something I really feel uncomfortable doing. and it’s not the first time it happens either, I just can’t really handle, having a disability, strangers coming up to me and trying to have me take their money. it perpetuates all kinds of sterotypes and I just don’t think it’s good, if it was a rosary, or a prayer card or a medal or something, that’s ok but money is just something I don’t want to accept
anyways, because there were other people praying around me, I was just trying to shake my head quietly and he was getting agitated, saying he wanted to help me, I was trying to avoid it turning in to a scene. so I quietly tried to tell him that it doesn’t really help, which it doesn’t, money is not what I need, I just wish to be treated as a normal person
but I guess I upset him because he got up and left, I don’t know if he left the churc h or just went to sit somewhere else.
I know I could just take the money and give it to some charity or something but how does that change stereotypes about disabilities? I just have a really hard time with this.
let’s face it, I’m willing to bet, no one has offered any of you guys money recently just out of the blue like that?
I really didn’t mean to be rude or hurt his feelings but I guess maybe he took it that way? did I commit a grave sin?