The late Most Rev. Daniel E. Pilarczyk was the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, a nationally prominent churchman, educator, and author of more than a dozen popular books about Catholic themes. He died in 2020.
Jesus talks about the importance of being on good terms with our neighbor. Any antipathy to our neighbor is a capital offense. Love for our neighbor sometimes can even take precedence over the defense of our own rights.
Just as salt and light do not have their effect through words, so also the effectiveness of the disciple does not arise so much from what we say as from our general savor, and from the rays of illumination we put forth.
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