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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, September 01, 2012 (Saturday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time)
We don’t all have the same capabilities, but we are expected to use as best we can what has been entrusted to us.



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Today's Reading
Matt. 25:14-30

What are we supposed to do while waiting for the kingdom? The parable of the talents tells us.

We are supposed to collaborate in the family enterprise, in God’s undertaking to bring everyone into His life.

God gives us each some of the company’s assets to work with. The measure of success is how much richer the kingdom will be thanks to our efforts.

We are all called to cooperate in strengthening the kingdom. We don’t all have the same capabilities, but we are expected to use as best we can what has been entrusted to us.

One thing we are not permitted to do is nothing. Not to work for the kingdom is to reject its Lord.

How do I contribute to the kingdom?

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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