Feast Day of St Luke 2013

Scripture readings for today's Mass are here

Extract from Gospel

"Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you,
cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”

"Most of us are not itinerant evangelists like Luke, but the guidelines still apply.
We are urged in our normal dealings with one another, to observe simple rules :
to share table fellowship as a mark of friendship and trust; to let our presence in any situation be an influence for healing and well being, and to speak of our faith in terms of Gods' power in our life so that others may realise that God is indeed close by, and in fact right there with them."

From A Book of Grace Filled Days 2012 by Margaret Silf.
Two posts from my archives on St Luke's Feast day

His gospel is itself a living creature
A ground and glory round the throne of God,
Where earth and heaven breathe through human nature
And One upon the throne sees it is good.

Luke is the living pillar of our healing,
A lowly ox, the servant of the four,
We turn his page to find his face revealing
The wonder, and the welcome of the poor.

He breathes good news to all who bear a burden
Good news to all who turn and try again,
The meek rejoice and prodigals find pardon,
A lost thief reaches paradise through pain,
The voiceless find their voice in every word
And, with Our Lady, magnify Our Lord.

                                 Thanks to Margot Krebs Neale' for image from Malcolm Guite's website

St Luke from the Lindisfarne Gospels Source

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