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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 (Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time)
The important thing is to get the job done. And the job is the kingdom.



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Today's Reading
Luke 9:1-6

Jesus is sending His apostles out to proclaim the kingdom.

They should not to worry about the equipment they would need or where they would stay. The important thing is to get the job done. Obviously the apostles will need food and clothing and a place to stay. But all of those things are secondary to carrying out Jesus’ agenda for the kingdom. Proclaiming the kingdom is the primary consideration. That’s the job that needs to get done.

Today we have churches and schools and all kinds of organizations, all dedicated to the agenda of Jesus. But we need to be careful that these secondary things do not become primary. The important thing is to get the job done. And the job is 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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