The Beloved Physician
St. Luke( Evangelist) lived in the first century, and is the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Act of the Apostles. Luke was a Gentile, spawning him the only non-Jewish columnist in the entire New Testament.
Luke had a Greek background and education, and was likely born in Antioch. He is often identified as a doctor, for St. Paul referred to him as” our beloved specialist”( Col 4:14 ).
The latter part of the Acts of the Apostles( is starting 16:10) is entered in the first party, suggesting that Luke accompanied Paul on some of his missionary expeditions, writing of firsthand experience. Paul himself referred to Luke on several occasions, stating in one of his letters to Timothy that Luke was at that time his only companion( 2 Tm 4:11 ).
Scholars are uncertain as to when Luke wrote his Gospel. It is generally dated between A.D. 75 -8 5, though some experts are convinced of an even earlier appointment of piece. Luke’s Gospel is a gospel of pity; it emphasizes Jesus’ identification with the poorest of the poor and the lowly, and His willingness to forgive sinners. Yet “its also” a demanding truth, for it shows that being a follower of Christ requires sacrifice and commitment.
Luke was such a faithful follower, for he employed his literary aptitudes to share the Good News of salvation.
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From Johnnette Benkovic’s Graceful Living: Musings to Help You Grow Closer to God Day by Day
Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; cause it be to me according to your word.
— Luke 1:38
Dear Lord, You invigorated St. Luke through the power of the Holy Spirit to comprehend the great mysteries of Their own lives, extinction, and Resurrection. Draw me more seriously into these puzzles. Give me sunrise to see truth, prudence to follow truth, and faith to apply truth. I cry this in the name of Jesus Christ, Who is the Truth. Amen.
St. Luke, pray for me.
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