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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, May 04, 2012 (Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
The Messiah is our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our risen Savior.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11

Today we hear Psalm 2. This psalm presents us with the heavenly Father addressing His eternal Son, speaking of the future messianic kingdom and the eternal reign of the Messiah.

The Father will set up the Son as king on the Father’s holy mountain. He will bestow on the Son an inheritance that will extend forever and to the ends of the earth. The Son, the Messiah will overcome God’s enemies and rule them with a rod of iron.

The psalm calls on God’s enemies to stand before the Son in fear but also to rejoice in His presence. 

The Son, the Messiah is our Lord Jesus Christ, who is our risen Savior. It is He whom we reverence. It is He whom we adore.

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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