Today is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. I’ve always been most partial to John, but Luke is a very, very close second. Two things stand out. No surprises here, just reflections:
1. Infancy Narrative. Luke describes the Incarnation in a very ordinary way. Through story. Whereas John describes it in esoteric mysticism, Luke lays it bare in narrative. And what a narrative it is! The Magnificat alone is worth the price of admission. It is a beautiful story. It’s effects stand alone too. “Judge them by their fruits.” Perhaps no other story has so throughly infected and affected Western culture as a whole. In this sense, Luke’s evangelization is the new evangelization.
I pray that you have a blessed feast day and perhaps find time to revisit the treasures that Luke’s pen gave us.
St. Luke the Evangelist, Pray for us.