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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 (Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time)
If we don’t include others as we look to the kingdom, we're not looking out for ourselves, either.



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Today's Reading
Luke 12:39-48

More about the coming of the Lord. All Christian existence involves expectation of the Lord’s coming. That the Lord will come is certain. The timing of it is unknown.

But there is more. Being ready for the Lord’s return is not a purely personal matter. It’s something that includes responsibility for the community. The Lord has entrusted us with care for one another. We have all been called to look out for the well-being of our brothers and sisters as they wait with us for the coming of the kingdom. Sometimes we get distracted from this responsibility and find ourselves looking out for ourselves only.

If we don’t include others as we look to the kingdom, we are not looking out for ourselves, either.

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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