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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, August 07, 2012 (Tuesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
The Lord is in charge and the Lord will take care of us.



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Today's Reading
Matt. 14:22-36

First of all, today’s reading teaches us that Jesus has power over the chaos of the raging waters, over the forces of evil.

The second thing we learn from today’s narrative is that we, too, can walk effortlessly over the turbulence around us, but we can’t do it on our own. We need the power that comes from faith and confidence in Jesus. It is He who makes it possible for us to walk through storms unharmed.

We are not at the mercy of the forces of evil. Jesus will keep us from sinking. At the same time, we cannot deal with the evil around us as if we were in charge. The Lord is in charge and the Lord will take care of 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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