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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter)
There is no need to be afraid of anything if we have entrusted ourselves to the Lord.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 31:3-4, 6-8, 17, 21

Today’s reflection is based on Psalm 31 and deals with God’s care for us. We are called to entrust ourselves to God, even as Jesus entrusted Himself to the Father when He was dying on the cross.

The psalmist is confident that God will be His refuge and safety, and will lead him and guide him. God will be a source of mercy for him and hide him in the shelter of His presence. God will make the psalmist joyful in His mercy.

There is no need to be afraid of anything if we have entrusted ourselves to the Lord. That commitment on Jesus’ part led to His resurrection and unending glory.

God offers us joyful security if we commend our spirit to His hands.

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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