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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, October 04, 2012 (St. Francis of Assisi)
We have to witness that the Lord is coming and that the Lord is important.



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Today's Reading
Luke 10:1-12

The seventy-two disciples were sent out ahead of Jesus to the places He intended to visit. They were to be advance men for Him.

Jesus sends them out in pairs. That way they could offer support and encouragement to one another. Each could be a witness to the truth of what the other was saying. They could be living examples of the peace that Jesus was offering.

All of us who are followers of Jesus are called to clear the way for Him, to prepare the world around us for His coming. We don’t have to be full-time church people, but we do have to witness that the Lord is coming and that the Lord is important.

How effective an advance man am I?

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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