The gospel readings for five of the Sundays during Lent in Year C come from Luke’s Gospel. Peter Edmonds SJ suggests that these readings, when taken together, form a short story of their own.
24 Nov: On Thanksgiving Day, US readers will hear about the leper who returned to praise God and who was told by Jesus: 'Your faith has saved you'.
Wednesday: You can see the Emmaus story as a skeleton for the Spiritual Exercises, or an example of the Pastoral Cycle. What is most obvious is how the narrative has the shape of the Eucharistic liturgy.
3 Jul: Chapters 9 and 10 of Luke’s Gospel, including the sending out of the seventy-two which is Sunday's gospel reading, give a rich description of the importance of hospitality.
Jack Mahoney considers St Luke’s description of the Ascension of our Lord and of the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
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.
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