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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, October 23, 2012 (Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time)
We have to be ready to welcome Jesus however and whenever He comes.



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Today's Reading
Luke 12:35-38

One of the recurrent themes of Jesus’ preaching is the second coming. Jesus assures His hearers that He will return to set all things right. Christian discipleship is imbued with expectation.

The timing of Jesus’ coming has not been revealed. We have to wait in watchfulness. Jesus will come when He will come. It’s up to us to be ready to receive Him.

Yet the coming of the Lord is not a one-time event. There are interim comings scattered throughout the life of the believer. Jesus comes to us in our joys and sorrows, in our successes and failures. We have to be ready to welcome Him however, whenever He comes.

How attentive am I to the comings of the Lord in my life?

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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