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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (St. Irenaeus)
There is no doubt that God is always with us in all the situations that we face.



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Today's Reading
Matt 8:23-27

There are few experiences more frightening than to be caught in stormy seas. It’s the perfect image to describe crises that can come crashing down in our lives too. It may be a sudden comment from a doctor: “Oh, oh. We’ve got a problem here with your right lung.” And isn’t it true that hearing such frightening words causes everything in life then to take on a new perspective?

Jesus’ care and concern for the lives of his apostles who were in danger reminds us that God is not a billion miles away somewhere in the sky. He is with us and within us, watching and caring for us.

We may not always be conscious of God’s presence as our fears take over, but there is no doubt that God is always with us in all the situations that we face. How many children realize that they are always present to their mothers? Just so, we are always present to God.

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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