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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, May 7, 2012 (Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter)
There is no point in our striving to attain power and glory for ourselves. All blessing that might come to us comes from God.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16

Today’s psalm, Psalm 115, is a song in praise of the living Lord, a canticle that proclaims glory and praise to the greatness and goodness of the true God.

Authentic glory and praise belongs only to God because of His mercy and truth. Whatever He wills, He does. All other gods, all other energies are nothing in comparison with Him. They are mere human handiwork.

There is no point in our striving to attain power and glory for ourselves. It is God who is powerful, God who rules heaven and earth. All blessing that might come to us comes from God. Seeking for it out of our own resources is an exercise in futility.

Not from us, O Lord, but from Your name comes glory.

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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