In my last Gospel Doctrine lesson, the class and I discussed the Law of Consecration. I’ve been thinking about that conversation lately, and I noticed a common thread among the comments: people seem to look at the Law of Consecration as a means to help the poor.
I don’t see it that way.
I look at the Law of Consecration as a equalization measure. It not only ensures no one has not enough, but that no one has too much. Everyone has the same amount, and everyone gives the same amount.
It’s not just about teaching us love as we give to the poor, it teaches us selflessness as we sacrifice our excess.
It isn’t just about altruism.