It says in the Bible that the ones who don't work shall not eat:

"In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, 

to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live 

according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how 

you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,  

nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked 

night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of 

you. We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order 

to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. For even when we were with 

you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they

 are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to

 settle down and earn the food they eat. And as for you, brothers and sisters, 

never tire of doing what is good."

(2 Thessalonians 3, 6-13)


Many people have chosen to stay dependent on the State in the form of a 

social welfare payment of one sort or another, despite being aware that they 

are capable of working. They run the risk of arriving at an attitude of believing 

that they are entitled to receive freely from everybody else in their lives, 

and lose the capacity and willingness to give of themselves. 

Unconsciously they might always seek to see in what way they can profit from 

a person, how much they can get out of them, and at the first hurdle they 

"move on", maybe saying the relationship or friendship "didn't work anymore",

because of whatever. 

It doesn't only apply to money, it can be about anything. 

But to receive payment from work, the result of a contribution made to society 

in one form or another, and then use that money to buy food or other 

necessities, just feels right. I would use the word "justified".

There is a natural order to life, it is normal to participate and contribute to 

society, and it is also great that those who cannot work, due to illness or old age 

are supported by those who can work. It is natural order.

But being unnecessarily dependent on the State makes them in 

reality beholden, it takes away their freedom to make real choices in their life, 

because whatever presents itself as opportunities will have to fit in around the 

situation of receiving this money, so it can become a burden.


The truth is that we are totally dependent beings, we are dependent on God.

Living this reality, we will lean on Him only, ask Him to help us,

always turn to Him, because we fully realize that He provides EVERYTHING

we need, at any moment. We know this because our eyes have been opened, 

and they can never again be closed. 

To follow Jesus is to do like Him. Jesus did not defend Himself, He did not 

cling to this life, we must have the same internal freedom and stop following

our own defensive mechanisms. 

Always  having the same reactions; fight or flight, around and around in 

circles.  We have to step out of this mechanical pattern. 

Do something new; like trusting God.

Those who are unable to trust in God's providence in all things, can never 

get to know Him.

Like Saint Therese of Lisieux said: What hurts God the most, 

is the lack of trust in Him.


You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

Matthew 7:15-20

 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing,  
but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.  
Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.  
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.  
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into 
the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them".
What takes us away from the reality of the living presence of God 
on Earth is the crooked workings of our minds, the wish to be comfortable, 
to always seek pleasure, to avoid pain at all cost, and our own efforts 
to "save ourselves".
With our minds we interpret, assess, calculate, in other words we judge.
This is unavoidable, it is the formation and conditioning of our environment, 
"of the world".
But as Catholics we are called to NOT FOLLOW the world, the mind of 
the world, the thoughts and the ways of the world.
We live IN the world, but not OF the world. The Bible tells us to not judge.
The fact that every individual is unique, and therefore each one of us have 
our own individual experience and interpretation of all and every event and 
situation, makes it clear that we need to carefully discern the contents of our 
So many people have also had the personal experience of having been tricked 
by the workings of their own minds, never mind the manipulations and 
dishonest trickery done by others.
The mind is a wonderful tool, which ought to be properly utilized and optimized. 
Bearing in mind that it works much like a computer; it functions according to it's configurations.
If there is a problem with the configurations, there will also be constant problems 
with running the programs.
The way to avoid being trapped in the mind, is to wholeheartedly follow 
the Word of God. 
To trust in God with your entire life and all life situations; with your body, 
intelligence and willpower. For that to be possible we need a high level of 
awareness, which can only be achieved by a dedicated prayer life and nourishment 
in the Sacraments of the Church.

As Saint Therese of Lisieux pointed out; it is in the everyday small gestures,
actions and words that we grow in the love of God, and where we manifest Him.
What you do in small things, you will do in big things, it is about the 
configurations of our heart.

Luke 16:10-14:

"Whoever can be trusted with small things can also be 

trusted with big things. Whoever is dishonest in little 

things will be dishonest in big things too. If you cannot 

be trusted with worldly riches, you will not be trusted 

with the true riches. And if you cannot be trusted with 

the things that belong to someone else, you will not be 

given anything of your own. “You cannot serve two 

masters at the same time. You will hate one master and 

love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care 

about the other. You cannot serve God and Money at 

the same time.” The Pharisees were listening to all 

these things. They criticized Jesus because they all 

loved money."

The small actions we do, reveal who we are.
It could be for example someone who tells you in a moment of potential need that you 
can not depend on them, despite declarations of love. 
That is not love, true love is always 
manifested in actions, not in words.
For the Church; what are the fruits of Vatican 2, the "modernization",
"moving with the times",  that has followed?
Before the second Vatican council God was Absolute, Immovable, Unchangeable.
God has not changed, but the church has walked away from God and follows the 
world instead, whatever way the wind blows, political champions of the climate 
and of mass immigration and globalization, LGBT rights and even participating 
in the highly immoral segregation of church goers according to their vaccination 
The bishops are lost, they are weak because they have gone away from the 
absoluteness of God and are now just following the world.  
Novus Ordo Mass goers today have no problem to receive The Body of Christ
every Sunday, even though they might not have been to Confession for years 
or even decades. 
Many Catholics are in fact Protestants in their practice of the Faith, so
I think it is safe to say that the fruits of  V2 are rotten. 
Since Vatican 2 the subjective interpretation of the Gospels mixed with the 
personal opinion of those who are responsible for passing on the teaching 
and the precepts of the church has caused nothing but confusion and loss of 
Those who have believed that it was up to them to make the Gospel 
"more relevant" only revealed that they themselves did not understand it, 
because you cant make the Word of God "more relevant", 
it is ALWAYS MAXIMUM RELEVANT, and not to be interfered with.
The theology of the Church is of metaphysical and supernatural nature.
The aim is, that while grounded in earthly life, for Man to be reconciled to 
God while still on earth.
Unlike Muslims, for whom life with God concerns exclusively the after-life, 
they do not have the Only Mediator between God and Man; Jesus Christ.
Muslims believe that Jesus was a Prophet, but do not believe that He is God.
The relationship with God must start here in this dimension, before our 
physical death, hence the importance of good catechism and catholic education. 

Remember that Canon law was the basis for Civil law in Europe, upon which 
was built strong powerful nations; rich in culture, scientific development and 

That is not to say that I am delusional in regard to the many imperfections, 
injustices, horrors and grave errors there has always been in society, 
and they are the fruits of Man's fall from grace, 
we are ALL sinners and need to repent.