maybe they need to quit hangin on the street corner and try going to work!
Those folks are in a trap which they do not understand. Now, in such a decimated economy, is no time to have to find a job, particularly when you have no marketable skills or experience. But of course, if they had the presence of mind to have looked ahead and anticipated the present issues, they probably would not have been on welfare in the first place.
Unfortunately, its not just a matter of saying “get a damn job”. Timing, education, and other circumstances are completely against these folks -- so while they will most certainly have to get a job and provide for themselves, we must also remember our calling to “love one another”; because as much as we fail in that command, the blood of those who die in the coming upheaval will be upon our hands, also.
I remember the Word by which I have been admonished -- “Depart from me, ye acursed, into eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels, for I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat…” Matthew 25:41~42
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” (NIV)
There seems a difference between hunger caused by sloth and hunger caused by lack. A slothful person works at being slothful. An honest man who has nothing needs feeding.
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