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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, September 06, 2012 (Thursday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time)
Jesus is still generous today. It’s as if He can’t do enough for us.



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Today's Reading
Luke 5:1-11

Today we see Jesus in the midst of a crowd so large he had to be rowed out into the lake so He could be heard. He tells Simon to put down the nets for a catch. The result is an immense take that almost sinks the boats.

A central element here is abundance. Jesus works a miracle to provide fish for the people, not just a few fish for a few people, but two boatloads, apparently enough to provide for the immense crowd.

Jesus is still generous today. To a world-wide community of believers He provides the sacraments, the Scriptures, the Church’s teaching, the companionship of the faithful. It’s as if He can’t do enough for us.

We are called to be grateful.

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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