Caring for the Panhandler

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I didn’t know the origins of the term “panhandler”. An ASU study says, “The term ‘panhandling’ derives either from the impression created by someone holding out his or her hand (as a pan’s handle sticks out from the pan) or from the image of someone using a pan to collect money (as gold miners in the American West used pans to sift for gold)”. I’ll cease from using the term in what follows. One way to honor that person is to not flatten their entire identity down into a specific action which they may occasionally do.

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The book of Hebrews was written to a people needing endurance. Though they knew the ancient stories of the past, they were tempted to turn away from Jesus in the present. You might identify with them due to current challenges we face. In this series, we will look again and again at how Jesus is greater—greater than our challenges, feelings, pain, anxiety, boredom, apathy, and sin. Never lose sight of the fact that Jesus is greater!

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