Patronal Festival Os St Luke's

A reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Patronal Festival of St. Luke the Evangelist This week we celebrate the Patronal Festival of our Church as we remember Saint Luke the Evangelist. St. Luke wasn’t one of the twelve disciples of Jesus but was thought to be one of the seventy who Jesus sent out as disciples that we read about in chapter 10 of his gospel. Luke was a friend of Saint Paul which we learn from the letter to the Colossians and in the second letter of Timothy, we learn that Luke was the only friend of Paul who was in prison with him. St. Luke is understood to be the writer of the Gospel of Luke and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is thought to be a Gentile and the on

Reflection for OS28, Sunday October 11, 2020 Epistle Reading: Philippians 4.1-9: Rejoice in the Lord

Reflection for OS28, Sunday October 11, 2020 Epistle Reading: Philippians 4.1-9: Rejoice in the Lord always! The Epistle reading takes us again to Philippi. Paul clearly values the Philippian converts – he addresses them as beloved and longed for, his joy and crown. Despite this effusive greeting Paul goes on to admonish two women who apparently could not get on. They need to ‘be of the same mind in the Lord’. Other church members are encouraged to help the women to reach a common mind. We do not know what the dispute was about, but unity is important and Paul wants them all to put aside personal disagreements for the good of the church. Paul’s message applies just as much today as in the fi

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