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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, May 29, 2012 (Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
The author of "First Peter" encourages his hearers to live soberly and set their hopes on the revelation promised them.



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Today's Reading
1 Pt. 1:10-16

Part of the equipment of Christian life that the addressees enjoy is the Spirit of Christ. This was present in the prophets, moving them to search, investigate, and prophesy about the salvation that was to come. The same Spirit has also been present in the apostles impelling them to testify in advance about the sufferings destined for Christ.

All those who preached the good news in advance to the Christian believers were serving these believers, not themselves.

In view of this, the author encourages his hearers to live soberly and set their hopes on the revelation promised them. They are called to be holy even as God is holy and to give up their former sinful ways.

What part does holiness play in my life?

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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