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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, April 28, 2012 (Saturday of the Third Week of Easter)
We all owe God for His goodness, challenging us to continuous thanksgiving.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17

Today’s reflection is based on Psalm 116, a song of gratitude.

The psalmist promises to offer a cup of salvation for God’s goodness to him, a libation of wine poured out in gratitude for what God has done for His beloved. The psalmist promised to offer this sacrifice as a public offering, a sacrifice of thanksgiving in response to God’s generosity. The psalmist may have had to face death, but he remains God’s servant.

We all owe God for His goodness challenging us to continuous thanksgiving. Indeed we owe more than we can ever give back to God. We can only strive to continue to be thankful. “How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me?”

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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