Several winters ago, my friend Paul and I collected some blankets to give away to a community of homeless people in downtown Nashville. When I invited another friend to join us, he scoffed.
“You’re just doing that because it makes you feel better,” he said.
I didn’t know what to say. The comment bugged me; but for some reason, I couldn’t quite shake it. Was it true? The following day, I went downtown again to find out.