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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, May 18, 2012 (Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
All reality will come to its final fulfillment in the rule of the Father through the risen Christ.


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Today's Reading
Ps. 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

Today, in Psalm 47, the Church’s liturgy gives us a psalm of kingship, reminding us that the kingship of the Lord demands praise and gladness from us.

One of the most basic realities of all is that God rules. God is in charge. Nothing, no one is superior to Him. All reality will come to its final fulfillment in the rule of the Father through the risen Christ. Our role is to sing praise to God, to proclaim His kingship.

God is lord of all, of everyone. His rule is to be proclaimed with gladsome song. All creation should be joyful under His rule.

Where do I see the joyfulness of creation? Where do I see God’s sovereignty? How do I offer Him my praise?

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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