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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 (Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
God’s word is not like the wild flowers that wither and wilt. Rather, God’s word remains forever.



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Today's Reading
1 Pt. 1:18-25

Christians should realize that they have been redeemed not by the payment of silver or gold, but by the sacrifice of Christ’s precious blood, a sacrifice foreseen before the foundation of the world and revealed for us in this final time. This sacrifice raised Him from the dead and gave us faith and hope in God.

We have been born anew through the imperishable energy of God’s word, a word that lives and abides forever, a word that calls us to obedience to the truth and to sincere brotherly love. God’s word is not like the wild flowers that wither and wilt. Rather, God’s word remains forever, and it is this word that has been offered to us.

How do I respond to God’s word?

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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