Thoughts are good but acts are better.
Charles had a big heart but he had a bigger problem; he always let his mind rule his heart.
Like many fleeting sympathizers on the road Charles would often feel sorry for a beggar and move on. In his heart he felt the urge to give alms but his mind told him he didn’t have loose coins or small denomination currency. On other occasions when he had coins he required them either for conveyance or for his shopping. To console his heart he wished he earned more so that he could be charitable without a second thought. But when he earned more his domestic needs grew as well. So Charles always found himself in the same conflicting situation and helpless state; his heart said help, his mind dictated otherwise.
Some people spend their money freely and still grow richer. Others are cautious, and yet grow poorer.(Proverb 11:24)