01 January 2011
This Week in Catholic Liturgy: It's The Oikonomia, Stupid
The Greek word oikonomia, found in the 2nd reading (Eph 3:2) means "stewardship," literally "the law of the household." It's the handling of people and situations, the application of principles to persons. St. Paul considers the mystery of universal salvation a "talent on loan from God." The utmost concern in our day is not just that the holy gifts of/to the Christ child be handled well, but that they be handled period. Make the oikonomia your priority this year, and all else will be given unto you.