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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, September 28, 2013 (Saturday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time)
God has plans for us. The Lord will come in glory. We have to be ready.



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Today's Reading
Zech 2:5-9, 14-15a

The early chapters of Zechariah were written by a contemporary of Haggai.

Today’s reading shows us a man measuring Jerusalem’s size. An angel tells the prophet that measurements are irrelevant, so big will the city become. The Lord Himself will be her defense and her glory. “I am coming to dwell among you," says the Lord. "I will be a wall of fire around you and glory within you. People from all nations will associate themselves with you.”

Zechariah prophesies a great future for Israel. Things may not now be everything they were, but they are not yet everything they will be. God has plans for His people.

God has plans for us, too. The Lord will come in glory. We have to be ready.

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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