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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, October 19, 2012 (Sts. Jean de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions)
Jesus still has enemies in the world and His disciples are under threats of various kinds.



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Today's Reading
Luke 12:1-7

The enemies of Jesus were powerful. They had the potential to make trouble for Jesus and His disciples.

In today’s reading Jesus tells His followers that, in spite of this hostility, there is no reason for them to be anxious, no reason to be afraid.

The secret designs of Jesus’ enemies would one day be revealed. Their threats would be overcome by the power of God. The disciples should take comfort in the fact that they are loved and cared for by the Father, Who looks after every aspect of their being, even the smallest, the most insignificant.

Jesus still has enemies in the world. His disciples are still under threats of various kinds. But God has not given up looking after His beloved sparrows.

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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