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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, May 22, 2012 (Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter)
Our relationship with God is to be an expression of harmony, brought forth by a people of song.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 68:10-11, 20-21

The kingdoms of the earth continue to be called to sing to the Lord. Their song’s theme is gratitude, a lyrical outpouring about God’s generous care for them. It comes from the deepest heart of God’s people.

God has given rain for their crops and restored the land where it languished. The Lord has provided pasturage for the flocks and nourishment for all the needy.

God has borne our burdens, also, and brought us to salvation. Even death is under the control of the Lord.

Our relationship with God is to be an expression of harmony, brought forth by a people of song. Our calling is to sing. God’s word calls us to be a musical people. ”Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.”

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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