Procedures for Novices and Concluding Material

That nobody should upkeep jobless parents

There is another precept, which follows logically upon that one against the wasting of property, where it says that nobody may upkeep their parents in their house at their own expense. I know that nobody upkeeps their jobless parents for long, and it is permissable to upkeep working parents, following the law. Parents are preferable to any others — nevertheless it is not permitted to make them rich from the goods of the church, because these are the goods of the community, as it is said.