My brother, a drug addict, is getting ready to turn 52 and still lives with my mother. He no longer works because he doesn’t have to. My father was an alcholic who she never stood up to. My mother’s an enabler. But then, so is the government.

If you’re depressed, take a pill, and the United States will call it a disability and give you a check. We’ve gone past the problem of it being the “me” generation. It’s now the “what’s in it for me” generation. People sue for nonsense. Parents already supported by the government have more children. If your state wants you to take a drug test to get benefits, the ACLU will sue for you. We’ve become a nation of enablers.

No one has to work and take responsibility for themselves anymore.

It’s time we stop enabling others and make people stand on their own two feet. Welfare was supposed to be a helping hand, not a lifestyle. We need to take responsibility for our own lives. What your parents did to you thirty years ago no longer matters.

This holds true for Christians as well as non-Christians. Did you know the divorce rate is the same for Christians as non-Christians? No one wants to work hard for anything anymore. Galatians 6:5 reads, For every man shall bear his own burden.

 If you aren’t working but collecting unemployment, give it to whoever is supporting you. Don’t have any more children than you can support, and before you take a pill for depression, volunteer at a homeless shelter or a charity for mentally challenged children.

I know this is more a rant than a blog this week, but I’m real tired of hearing excuses from people who want others to take care of them. We’ve gotten lazy.

We’re a nation of obese people because it’s easier to eat fast food than it is to wash a few vegetables. It’s easier to sit in front of your TV than to take a walk. We’ve become too focused on ourselves and not on others. That needs to change. We need to let God take care of us.

It’s time to take the focus off “me” and put it onto something else. Like God.