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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (St. Martha)
Jesus calls us to know Him, to be friends with Him, to have faith in Him.


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Today's Reading
Luke 10:38-42

We know very little about Martha. She entertained Jesus a few times in her home. On one occasion Jesus found it necessary to remind her that listening to Him was better than tending to the fine points of hospitality.

We also know that when her brother Lazarus died, Martha turned to Jesus for comfort. He responded to her confidence in Him by assuring her that He would bring Lazarus back to life.

Martha knew Jesus well. She loved Him as a good friend. She had faith in what He taught and in what He could do.

Martha provides an example for our relationship with Jesus. Jesus calls us to know Him, to be friends with Him, to have faith in Him. 

How have I responded?

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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