According to Lo Dolce, it’s extremely important to discover what you’re really passionate about during this transitional period.
These people were attempting to avoid family responsibilities by asking the church to assume support of their dependent relatives (widowed aunts and grandmothers).
Even when I working I could never have supplied all of our needs on my own.
Meanwhile, Christian broadcasters and preachers keep telling me that God wants men to provide for their own families. Do you think the Lord rejects me because of my inability to meet up to His expectations? Our hearts go out to you because we know that you're in the middle of a truly awful situation.
Similarly, when the apostle told the Thessalonians, "If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat" (II Thessalonians ), he wasn't talking about men who had lost their jobs as a result of layoffs or economic downturns.
Instead, he was addressing the disorderly, unruly, and irresponsible members of the church (see verses 6 and 11).