We celebrate today the Feast of St. Luke whom we recognize as the co-worker of St. Paul and who was the writer of the third Gospel. Luke is believed to be a physician and in his writings we sense that the human love of Jesus is of great importance for him, as well as is Jesus’ compassion for those who suffer and are outcast or pushed to the edge of society because they are sick or behaviour is seen to be sinful.
In the Gospel today we hear Luke tell us of the time Jesus sent his seventy disciples with a mission to get people ready for Jesus’ upcoming visit to them. He gives some practical rules they are to follow and he ends his instructions by saying:“Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’”
I find these verses of St. Luke’s Gospel very comforting and encouraging. Jesus came to bring peace to our lives, our homes, to the communities...Read More