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Jesus would have gotten a job rather than panhandling in Breckenridge

Tim Tedore, Breckenridge

How disturbing it is to see the panhandlers on the corner of Lincoln and Main in Breckenridge.

The merchants can’t hawk their wares or post extra signs in front of their own stores, and yet some creeps can stand on the corner with cardboard signs and harass our visitors.

I appreciate the Breckenridge standard that limits advertising. It preserves the small, mountain-town perception that brings our visitors. 

These panhandlers need to be eliminated quickly.

What’s more disturbing is the sign the person was showing. It read “Broken Down. W.W.J.D.?” (What Would Jesus Do?) 

Well, my dear scum, Jesus would have gotten a job. Regardless, if you believe the religious implications of the life of Jesus, it is historically accepted that the man began study of Judaism at the age of 12 and officially entered the ministry at around the age of 30. Jesus had a job.

If my study of the Bible is correct, Jesus never begged for anything. Jesus was a teacher and a minister. 

He provided a service to those who accepted and compensated for it. Jesus did not beg.

I am not a Christian, but I can recognize the difference between work and exploitation.


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