The appearances of the risen Christ that we read about in Luke's Resurrection narrative and other New Testament accounts, point us beyond the disciples’ excitement to the joyful heart of our faith.
Jack Mahoney SJ looks at the picture that Luke paints for us of Jesus’s arrest, trial and crucifixion. How can Luke's narrative help us to understand that Jesus ‘loved me and gave himself for me’?
The gospel readings for the Sundays in Lent in Year C are taken mostly from Saint Luke, but on the fifth Sunday we hear from the Gospel of John – although the particular passage bears many Lucan characteristics, suggests Jack Mahoney SJ. When the scribes and Pharisees presented Jesus with the woman caught committing adultery, how did his reaction epitomise the forgiveness of God that Luke has focused on in the Lenten gospels?
In the parable of the prodigal son, which we hear on 23 March, Jesus illustrates to his listeners the joy of forgiveness, both on the part of the penitent sinner and of God.
What are we to make of Jesus’s seemingly stern warning that: ‘unless you repent, you will all perish as they did’? Jack Mahoney SJ examines the meaning of this caution, which only Saint Luke records.
Luke tells us that the disciples who witnessed Jesus's encounter with Moses and Elijah were terrified, but Jack Mahoney suggests that this experience nourished and encouraged them.
Jack Mahoney examines the significance of traditional Lenten observances and introduces us to the person and theology of St Luke.
What became of all that wine at Cana? Where did the Holy Family get to in Egypt?
Friday 16 August: Jesus is asked by the Pharisees whether it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife.
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