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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
We don’t always understand what God is doing, but we do know that His will triumphs in the end.



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Today's Reading
Gen. 27:1-5, 15-29

Abraham and Sarah are dead. Isaac, the son promised to Abraham, knows that his death is near. He makes arrangements to confer his deathbed blessing on the elder of his twin sons, Esau. This blessing conferred family preeminence.

The twins’ mother favors the younger of the twins, Jacob, and through careful deception sees to it that the blessing is conferred on him rather than on its rightful recipient. God, too, had wanted His special blessing to go to Jacob, and it did through the deviousness of Jacob’s mother.

God has ways of getting His will done, even if it is through unsavory avenues.

We don’t always understand what God is doing in our lives, but we do know that His will triumphs in the end.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Emeritus 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 of 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. Archbishop Pilarczyk’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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