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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time)
Our generosity will produce gratitude to God on the part of those who benefit from it.



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Today's Reading
2 Cor 9:6-11

Paul offers further instruction about generosity.

Giving, he says, benefits the giver, not just the recipient. God sees to it that, if we give generously to those in need, God will give generously to us in return. But the giving has to be done freely and cheerfully. That kind of giving results in our becoming able to give still more. We will have resources for every good work. God will give us everything we need and will increase the harvest of our righteousness. Our generosity will produce gratitude to God on the part of those who benefit from it.

Everybody benefits from our generosity: those to whom it is addressed, those who exercise it, and the Lord whose children are made more righteous by it.

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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