Thu 18 Oct, 2012
Tags: BSPA, Clyde, religious art, St. Luke
In studying the four gospels and the other New Testament writings you can gain insight into the writers themselves, what their struggles were, what character traits they possessed.
In reading through the Acts of the Apostles we learn that Luke was a companion of Paul. In studying the third gospel, we can see the Luke was concerned for the poor and social justice, especially women. He shared the good news of God’s mercy and the return of repentant sinners. St. Luke’s gospel is where we find the parable of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan, both pericopes having wide recognition in the church as speaking to how believers ought to be like God in showing mercy and being reconciling toward one another, even strangers.
St. Luke is often depicted with the image of a winged ox, the ox being a symbol of sacrifice. He is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons. May we be Good Samaritans, building the kingdom of God one person at a time and may we thank God for the Good Samaritans in our lives.
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