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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, August 02, 2012 (Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time)
The Lord is with us because He cares for us; because He loves us.



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Today's Reading
Jer. 18:1-6

Moses sets up a desert sanctuary for God.

God wants to be near His people, accessible to them. The dwelling that Moses erects for the ark is the place of God’s presence. It is God’s dwelling among His people, the place where He abides.

This dwelling is also the source of direction for the people. Wherever it leads, they go. When it settles, they stop.

God is present to us, too: in His Word, in His community, in the Eucharist. We are called to rest with the Lord and to travel with the Lord. Sometimes we take His presence and His guidance for granted. Sometimes we disregard it entirely. But the Lord is with us nonetheless because He cares for us; because He loves us.

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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