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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, October 03, 2012 (Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time)
The Lord takes care of His people in many ways.



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Today's Reading
Luke 9:57-62

The reconstruction of the temple in 515 B.C. did not mark the final step in the renovation of God’s people. The religious and secular renewal of Judah evolved further under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah.

Nehemiah returned to Judah from Persia in 445 B.C., while Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in 398 B.C. Nehemiah concerned himself with the restoration of secular life. He rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem and strengthened the country’s economy.

Ezra busied himself with the renovation of the people’s religious life.

Today’s reading shows us Nehemiah persuading the Persian king to allow him to return home to deal with the needs of his homeland.

The Lord takes care of His people in many ways. It was so then and remains so now.

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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