Today's Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Wed. Oct 18, 2017

2 Tm 4:10-17b; Lk 10:1-9

Luke, evangelist

Luke is the only one with me. We are reading from Luke every day this time of year, so his feast day is just icing on the cake. I hope no one is complaining. It used to be a common judgment that the Gospel of Luke is the most beautiful book ever written. Paul’s affection helps us to remember that Luke was a real person, a Gentile raised in ignorance of the Scriptures but, no doubt, thrilled to be baptized into a real faith, instead of adhering to alternative myths about Jupiter and Juno, et al. No wonder he developed such a taste for history! O Lord, you are near to all who call upon you in truth