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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, August 06, 2012 (Transfiguration of the Lord)
What ultimately counts in our life is the glory of the Lord.



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Today's Reading
Mark 9:2-10

Today we see Jesus manifested in His heavenly glory. This feast of the Transfiguration offers us encouragement.

We need to be reminded that there is a different world than the reality we see and experience here and now. We need to remember that our final happiness depends on our participation in the life of the glorious Christ. We have to be aware that God invites us to participate in Christ’s kingdom. The words addressed to the apostles by the heavenly Father are also addressed to us: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”

What ultimately counts in our life is the glory of the Lord, the glory that Jesus manifested on the mountain top, the glory promised to us if we listen to Him.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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