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 parables we hear on 3 Nov illustrate the joy of recovering something valuable which has been lost.
22 Oct: What are we to make of Jesus's seemingly stern warning: 'unless you repent, you will all perish as they did'? Jack Mahoney SJ examines the meaning of this caution, which only Luke records.
In the gospel, Luke tells us that the disciples who witnessed Jesus's encounter with Moses and Elijah were terrified, but Jack Mahoney suggests the experience nourished and encouraged them.
The temptations with which the devil taunted Jesus, as recounted by St Luke, represented the questions he would have to consider as he prepared for his ministry – how did Jesus respond to them, both in the desert and throughout his ministry?
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