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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (Easter Wednesday)
Jesus walks with us and allows us to tell Him our story. Do our hearts burn within us?



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Today's Reading
Luke 24:13-35

The risen Jesus reveals Himself to the disconsolate disciples on the road to Emmaus. He listens to their tale of disappointment and confusion. He then teaches them the meaning of what had happened over the recent days in Jerusalem, showing them how it was all foreseen in the plans of God set out in Scripture. Finally He sits down to supper with them and reveals Himself fully “in the breaking of the bread.”

The Emmaus narrative is replicated in the life of believers. Jesus walks with us and allows us to tell Him our story. He teaches us about Himself through the words of Scripture. He manifests Himself in the banquet of the Eucharist.

Do our hearts burn within us as we walk with Jesus?

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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