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.
17 Jan: In the account of four men who lowered a paralysed man through a roof to get him to Jesus, we hear Mark's first use of the word 'faith', which reminds us that faith shows itself in action.
With Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ in the text from Mark we hear on 20 Feb, the disciples are invited to see Jesus’s messiahship in terms of the suffering Son of Man.
On the Feast of Corpus Christi in 2010, Fr James Crampsey SJ preached on what mission means today, in the context of the feeding of the five thousand and its place in Luke's Gospel.
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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