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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time)
God still takes pleasure in His creation. All of it, including us, continues to be good.



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Today's Reading
Gen. 1:20-2:4a

The account of creation continues. Lastly God creates human beings in His own likeness. Being created in God’s likeness means sharing God’s dominion over all the other creatures. Man helps God to be in charge.

The world that God puts humans in charge of is a world of harmony in which there is no struggle or violence.

Last of all, God rests. This is not a matter of recuperating from the effort of creation. God’s creative action didn’t cost Him effort. God’s rest was a matter of taking pleasure in what He had accomplished.

As Genesis moves forward we will see that this peaceable state did not continue. But God still takes pleasure in His creation. All of it, including us, continues to be good.

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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