My friend is a very devout christian, and I'm a fairly devout atheist. For the last couple of years, my friend has influenced me to help those in greater need then me. It has been a habit of mine to give change or help whenever I have the extra funds to do it.
Recently I've begun hanging with a HB8 and there've been two very pronounced encounters with homeless people. One of them I gave a handful of change, not a big deal. The other occured at a coffee shop, when a homeless man asked for some change for food. Because I had just gotten paid that day, I invited him in and ordered him a meal, leaving my girl for a few moments to take care of it.
Now, I would be doing these things regardless of whether I was with a girl, a friend, or by myself, but I'm wondering how she took it.
Overall, is it a good thing to be compassionate towards those worse off than you? like, is it a DHV or something? Or will it come off as trying to appear compassionate, thus making her lose some of the value I've established?
Thanks for any help!