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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Feast of St. Luke

St. Luke wrote one of the fours Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. He was a physician and went with Paul on some of his travels. Modern scholars may question the tradition but both writings are by a well-educated Gentile who had literary skill. Luke's Gospel highlights Jesus at prayer, women, and meals as well as the great mercy and compassion of Jesus, especially for the poor. His Acts of the Apostles reads almost like a novel with Peter and Paul being the main characters as Luke gives us fascinating details about how the Church developed. If you have not read through Acts lately, try it and look for characteristics of the early church that may still be relevant today!

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