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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, October 09, 2012 (Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time)
Following Jesus is not so much a matter of taking care of Him as it is of knowing and loving Him.


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Today's Reading
Luke 10:38-42

This reading is about being busy. Being busy involves a conscious and focused expenditure of time and energy.

Both women are busy. Martha is intent on getting dinner on the table. She is annoyed with her sister for not helping her. Mary, on the other hand, is intently concerned with listening to the Lord. She is busy, too, but in a different way.

Jesus doesn’t say that what Martha is doing is bad or useless. He simply says that what Mary is doing is better. There are different ways of being busy and different kinds of busy-ness. Following Jesus is not so much a matter of taking care of Him as it is of knowing and loving Him. 

How busy am I--and about what?

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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