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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, June 01, 2012 (St. Justin)
The "First Letter of Peter" is an exhortation to fortitude and faith.



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Today's Reading
1 Pt. 4:7-13

The selections from First Peter come to a conclusion with today’s reading. The author gives general guidance for Christian life.

The addressees of the letter should love one another and make good use of the gifts they have received, whatever they may be. They are to love one another and care for one another. They are to see to it that God is glorified in them. They should not be surprised if there are trials, but should look upon them as shares in the sufferings of Christ.

Over all, the First Letter of Peter is an exhortation to fortitude and faith. It calls these groups of young Christians to a life of faith-filled optimism.

How optimistic, how faith filled is my life in the Lord?

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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