2 Thessalonians 3:10 (ESV),
10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Regarding the emboldened text above, is the proscription on eating related to not being allowed to share in the communal love feasts where the bread and wine would be shared? That is, it's a command to disfellowship the person who will not work?
Or is Paul here merely enumerating a principle that people in the church who can but won't work for a living don't have the right to sponge off other people, and charity to them should therefore be revoked?
Said another way, if you won't earn it [i.e., the ability to purchase your own comestibles] for yourself, you have no right to expect anyone else to supply your lack.
And, perhaps a related question, that might help answer the first:
What is the meaning of work here? Is it secular labor at a job or profession? Or it is working in the church through ministry, calling and gifts, etc.?