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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, May 2, 2012 (Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
God is not just the Lord of the people of Israel, nor just the Lord of Christian believers.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8

Today’s responsorial psalm, Psalm 67, continues the theme of yesterday’s psalm: “O God, let all the nations praise you.”

The psalm calls for God to have pity on us and bless us. It calls for praise from creation in many different ways, many different contexts.

The words of the psalm pray that God’s salvation may be known among all the nations of the earth, that God might rule all peoples, that all the ends of the earth might praise Him and obey Him.

God is not just the Lord of the people of Israel, nor just the Lord of Christian believers. He is the lord of all peoples and looks for all peoples to acknowledge His lordship.

“O God, let all the nations praise you.”

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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