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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, October 26, 2012 (Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time)
The signs of God’s plans for us are neither few nor are they hidden.


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Today's Reading
Luke 12:54-59

The kingdom is approaching. It’s up to us to interpret the signs of its coming. A skilled farmer interprets the signs of the weather. A person involved in a lawsuit will try to discern how he can bring his case to resolution. A person who is spiritually alert will know what signs to read to prepare himself for what the Lord has in store.

The signs of God’s plans are neither few nor hidden. We have the presence of Jesus in our midst. We have God’s word in Sacred Scripture. We have the action of Our Lord in the sacraments. We have strength and encouragement from our fellow believers in the people of God.

Where do I look for signs of God’s plans for me?

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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