quod pro nobis traditum est

Saturday, November 24, 2012

the economy of the saints

The election this year was quite brutal. That is, it hinged on economic issues as if nothing else mattered. On this focus the disputants were united. A couple of days prior to the election the Feast of All Saints snuck in, almost unnoticed in the ongoing fray.

The homily on November 4 briefly touched on the attention paid to the economy and then quickly switched to the "economy" of the saints. This economy is the communion God has created and given to man in Christ Jesus and His salvation, which is something of incarnation, cross, resurrection, ascension and altar. This communion is of one holy church in heaven and on earth. God is not only afar off awaiting the Final Judgement.

The economy is a real issue, there's no denying it. Still there is a point where both "CEO leadership" and "class warfare" end and neither side has the final say. Maybe this is why Sunday, November 4, was such a contrast this year to Tuesday, November 6.

I voted twice in the first week of November. First, in coming to the altar and then in coming to the poll booth in honor of national freedoms such as the freedom of religion and the right to life we enjoy. For sinners who are brought to holy things, Sunday puts the rest of the week in perspective no matter what lies ahead, in both the short term and in the long term. Sunday, and whenever God's Word and the Holy Supper are faithfully given, are when people receive the greatest benefits in the divine economy of things.