Consecrated to the Heart of the Redeemer under the patronage of the Theotokos and Fr. Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.

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.

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