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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, October 29, 2012 (Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time)
Jesus refuses to allow His kindness to be limited. The need of the sufferer determines when and how He will act.



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Today's Reading
Luke 13:10-17

The leader of the synagogue invokes a narrow interpretation of the law of Sabbath observance. You’re not supposed to practice medicine on the Sabbath because that constitutes work. Jesus responds with a compassionate interpretation. If it’s permitted to tend to farm animals on the Sabbath, it’s permitted to take care of a human being on the Sabbath, especially one who has suffered so long.

Jesus’ critics want Him to limit His benevolence to certain times and certain days. No healing on the Sabbath!

Jesus refuses to allow His kindness to be limited. The need of the sufferer determines when and how He will act. Jesus doesn’t keep office hours!

Lord Jesus, help me and heal me when you see fit and as you see fit.

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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