For St. Paul, there is no suggestion that idleness means poverty.
Does the way we talk in the Episcopal Church serve to worsen our neglect of the poor?
The labor and sacrifice of the slum priests gave real moral heft to the Oxford Movement and saved it from the insularity of which it has stood accused ever since.
A shanty hut with a single (barely affordable) flower in a vase is a victory for Christ and a sign of his new creation.
If you are not concretely doing things to help the poor, you are avoiding an unavoidable part of the Christian life.