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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, May 25, 2012 (Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter)
The Lord has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom embraces everything.


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Today's Reading
Ps. 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20

Yesterday, in the context of Psalm 16, we heard about God’s care for us, about the hope and the trust He expects us to place in Him.

Today, in Psalm 103, we hear about God’s power and immensity.

The psalm calls on us to bless the name of the Lord and to remain mindful of the blessings we have received from Him. His kindness surpasses the heavens. His mercy puts our sins further away from us than east is from the west.

The Lord has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom embraces everything. There is nothing beyond His majesty, nothing beyond His power.

We are called to revere the power of God, to be mindful of the throne He has established in heaven.

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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