Feast of St. Luke
Reading 1: 2 TM 4:10-17B
R psalm: PS 145: 10-11, 12-13, 17-18
Gospel: LK 10: 1-9
My dearest brothers and sisters, today we come together to commemorate and honour the Feast of St. Luke.
St. Luke wrote the Gospel scriptures in the book of his name and he also gives us the Book of Acts. Indeed, it is St. Luke that gives us the most insight into our Lord Jesus in the Holy Gospel. We have so much to thank the Lord for in St Luke, aspired by the Holy spirit, we are given a clear picture of our Lord Jesus. So today we say to our heavenly Father, “Thank the Lord for St. Luke!”
St Luke is one of the men that the Holy spirit used to write the Good news of Jesus that is now known by children of God to the ends of the earth.
St. Luke listened to eye witnesses of our Saviour’s birth, of His life, His ministry, His death, His resurrection and His ascension. St. Luke recorded in writing for us the works and the words of Jesus which our Lord spoke for the salvation of all. Indeed, St. Luke has given each of us a record and a clear picture of the salvation which our dear Lord Jesus has accomplished for us. St. Luke didn’t stop there, he also recorded for us salvation delivered.
In Acts, St. Luke records for us the preaching of Jesus by all the apostles, he tells us of conversions of both Jews and of Gentiles. We are told of the ministry of St. Paul, who brought the Gospel of our Lord to the very heart of the Roman empire. We are taught of God’s Grace in saving us through the preaching of the Holy Gospel, also through Baptism, and through the last supper.
The Gospel of St Luke and the book of Acts are the Lord’s wonderful gifts to each and every one of us, so that we may hear and know the good news of the salvation found in our Lord Jesus. St. Luke also tells us where that salvation of our dear Lord is given to us through His Holy church. We indeed have so much to thank the Lord for St Luke!
Thank you dear Heavenly Father for St. Luke! In the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.