I was recently involved in a heated debate with someone regarding this subject matter:
I believe to help someone means to go out of your way to aid them. He believes that a person should help another person only if the helper is not at risk to any sort of damage. For example someone with only a 100 dollars left shouldn't exactly lend 50 of it to another person.
Although I'm pretty sure my concept of it is the more 'Christian' of the two in the spiritual sense, I fully understand its impractical. So I ask should one let practicality and realism rule their actions -keep in mind, I'm not referring to matters such as denying your faith in order to live, Im referring to everyday trivial things?