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God does not always work in ways we expect.



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Today's Reading
Acts 13:44-52

Paul and Barnabas are not successful with the Jews at Antioch in Pisidia. So they offer the good news of salvation to the Gentiles.

This would become their standard mode of procedure: first preaching to the Jews and, if the Jews did not accept the apostles’ message, offering it to the Gentiles. Without fail, at least some Gentiles accepted the message of salvation with joy and gratitude. The news of Jesus spread further and further afield.

God does not always work in ways we expect. But He does always brings about His own kind of success. Paul and Barnabas were failures, as far as their ministry to the Jews was concerned. But their failure led to a success far beyond what they had looked for.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Emeritus 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 of 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. Archbishop Pilarczyk’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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