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A convenience store clerk in Arkansas would not open the cash register for a robber, but gave the would-be robber money from his own wallet. Police say they were called to the convenience store where the clerk explained that a man he did not know entered the store displaying a weapon. The man told the clerk, “I hate to do this,” and then asked for $40 from the cash register. The clerk told him the money in the register was not his to give.

The robber explained that he needed the money to buy insulin. When the clerk heard this, he took $40 from his own wallet and gave it to the man. The robber accepted the money, thanked the clerk, shook his hand and left. Police say they are still searching for the robber.

--Clerk gives robber $40 from own pocket for insulin; ; May 27, 2009; Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Matthew 5:42 (HCSB) “Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

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