But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction. - 1 Tim. 6:9
This story may help explain why I have problems with asking other people for money ...
Once upon a time, when I was in third grade, my family lived near the old Guardian Angels, and it was there where my brother and I were trained as altar boys. There was a dear old Irish priest who took us under his wing. Once, shortly after my dad was released from jail, he and I went to visit Fr. O'Neil. My dad pretended to ask about instruction in the Catholic faith, since he was raised Lutheran. As they spoke, my dad told Fr. I wanted to be a priest and how proud he was. (eyeroll) Then he hit him up for money. I was so embarrassed. He used me to get money from the priest - and on the way home complained it wasn't enough. The End.
Chinese lady say:
"Order meatless chow-mein, it Friday.
Please pay when served. Cash only."
*This post has been edited from its original subject. Pray for priests.