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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, September 24, 2012 (Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time)
Those who hear and accept the proclamation of the good news must accept that they will share it with others.


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Today's Reading
Luke 8:16-18

The kingdom is not a secret society. Rather, it’s intended for all who are willing to receive it.

God is not a god of concealment. He is a God of generosity whose love embraces everybody.

This means that those who hear and accept the proclamation of the good news that Jesus offers must accept it with the expectation that they will, in turn, share it with others.

This is what Jesus means when He tells the crowd to be careful how they hear. If they don’t listen to Jesus carefully, that is, with the expectation of passing on what they have heard, they have not heard what Jesus intended. Maybe they haven’t heard at all!

Do I see myself as a proclaimer of the kingdom?

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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