“The idle person is a harmful member of society and state. Out of their laziness idle people are incapable of working, and fall into poverty. Because they are needy they demand not only what is necessary for life, but even pleasures that exceed the limits of what is necessary—luxuries, and so forth. And in order to get money they invent various often sinful means and become capable of every low thing: shadowy business, lies, deceit, and bribe-taking.”
(St. Luke of Crimea on the ‘Prayer of Ephraim the Syrian’)