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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, September 05, 2012 (Wednesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time)
Everything in Jesus’ ministry was intended to proclaim that God’s love was taking over the world.


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Today's Reading
Luke 4:38-44

These early chapters of Luke present Jesus as teacher, exorcist, and healer. These activities constitute one single program that embraces everything that Jesus did.

Jesus presented Himself as the proclaimer of the kingdom. This was the purpose of all His activity. “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God,” He says. “For this purpose I have been sent.”

Teaching, casting out demons, healing was all part of the same message: the kingdom is here. Some of the message is presented in words, some in actions. But everything in Jesus’ ministry was intended to proclaim that God’s love was taking over the world, that through Jesus all creation would be brought to fulfillment.

What does Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom mean to me?

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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