1 Thessalonians 4:11-12Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
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"Post industrialization has led to hectic lives that seem to leave little room for self-sufficiency. Or so it may appear on the surface. What if, instead of sedentary hours in front of the TV, we took back the teachings of our forefathers? Instead of running to the store for ears of corn, or fresh lettuce and tomatoes for a healthy salad, should we shift our priorities back to the soil to provide for our needs?"