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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, September 03, 2012 (St. Gregory the Great)
Jesus is the Lord, and we must respond to Him accordingly.



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Today's Reading
Luke 4: 16-30

Today the lectionary begins to offer us readings from Luke’s gospel.

We see Jesus at the beginning of His public ministry. He is on His home terrain, in Nazareth. At first His fellow townsmen are pleased with Him, the local boy who has made good.

But when it becomes clear that Jesus isn’t going to perform the miracles here that they had heard He was performing elsewhere, their approval turns to hostility, and they run Him out of town.

The point here is that Jesus will perform wonders when and how He sees fit. Nobody has a claim on them. Jesus will work on His own terms.

He did then and He does now. He is the Lord, and we must respond to Him accordingly.

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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