Oct. 18, 2017 (Feast of St. Luke)

As we come to an end of a month, we have a Feast for an apostolic person; this time the evangelist Luke. Two books are ascribed to him: the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. We have come to look at them as two volumes and to read them together. The language of the Gospel according to Luke is supposed to be some of the best Greek in the NT. Many would have read it for its literary style. There are many wonderful features including the Nativity Stories, the unique parables such as the Prodigal Son, the importance of women and prayer. Jesus, in fact, prays more in this Gospel than in Mark and Matthew put together. The Acts is often referred to as the Gospel of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray that the same Holy Spirit will inspire us to follow Jesus more closely.

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