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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, April 20, 2012 (Friday of the Second Week of Easter)
God is generous and is open to being together with all who seek to be with Him.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 27:1, 4, 13-14

Today’s reflection is based on Psalm 27 which is an oracle of warmth and reassurance. It is concerned with intimacy with the Lord. It’s about living with God.

The psalmist proclaims that his whole happiness consists in dwelling in the house of the Lord, in being with the Lord. The Lord is his light and salvation, his source of security. All he asks is to be with the Lord forever, to gaze on the Lord’s loveliness all the days of his life.

God is generous and is open to being together with all who seek to be with Him.

The Lord offers His eternal company also to me. He opens His home to me, life with the risen Christ forever. How do I respond?

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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