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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 (Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter)
God’s word calls us to sing in response to God’s power and strength and majesty.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 68:29-30, 33-35, 35-36

Today we have our final selection from Psalm 68. Its refrain persists: “Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth.”

The Lord calls us to sing. Singing to the Lord is a part of our vocation to be God’s people--a musical people, a people of song.

In Psalm 68 God’s word calls us to sing in response to God’s power and strength and majesty, in response to His care for the needy, in response to His care for the crops and the flocks. We are to sing in response to God’s victory over His enemies, over our enemies. There are lots of reasons to sing, lots of ways to sing.

How do I sing to the Lord? Why do I sing to the Lord?

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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