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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, September 27, 2012 (St. Vincent de Paul)
Jesus becomes One with whom we find ourselves sharing the whole experience of our lives.



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Today's Reading
Luke 9:7-9

Herod kept trying to see Jesus, no doubt in order to control or even eliminate Him.

Part of our Christian spirituality is getting to see and to know Jesus, to assimilate Him into our lives. 

As we grow and develop spiritually we learn ever more about Jesus. We get to know Him as lawgiver, judge, friend, confidant, support, challenge, comfort, reassurance.

Jesus becomes One with whom we find ourselves sharing the whole experience of our life, one whose approval we seek and need. As our intimacy with Him deepens, we find Jesus increasingly fascinating, intriguing, a mystery of love and generosity.

Herod wanted to get to know Jesus so he could master Him. Our lifetime adventure is to know Jesus so He can master 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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