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For 18 October 2022, Feast of St. Luke, based on 2 Timothy 4:10-17
Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful in my ministry. I have sent Tychicus to Ephesus. When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will pay him back for his deeds. You also must beware of him, for he strongly opposed our message.
At my first defence no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them! But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
don Jean de Dieu
18 October 2022 @ 11:27 am
“Only Luke…”A very beautful title.
Happy feast of St Luke.
May St Luke pray for us.
Thank you.God bless you
Brigid Cannon, OP
19 October 2022 @ 2:26 am
Thank you once again for your inspiring message regarding Paul and our beloved gospel writer Luke.
I so appreciate Luke’s gospel as he more inclusive of the women’s role in our church.
Continued blessings by the Spirit on your preaching, Ruth!
Sr. Brigid, OP
19 October 2022 @ 2:57 am
Ruth, I always look forward to your reflections and once agin you have broken open the Word in a new and fresh way for me. Focusing on the characters in the first reading reminds us of the utter humanity of this young faith community. I also appreciated your reminder of the contribution of Luke’s infancy narratives. What a gift they have been for me and for centuries of seekers. Ty
ROSS A HOFFMAN
19 October 2022 @ 3:54 am
I look forward to your reflections and homilies; they always provide food for thought and action. Your lilting voice and profound sincerity never fails to provide just the right background for it all.
Thank you, and long may your ministry continue.
Ruth Anne Henderson, O.P.
19 October 2022 @ 3:59 am
I am so moved by your comments – thank you all so very much. It’s a terrifying business, preaching here to people all over the world and not being able to see their faces! I’ll always be grateful for your reactions.
Beth McCormick, op
19 October 2022 @ 3:06 pm
Ruth Anne, I, too, always look forward to your preaching. As always, today your enthusiasm in engaging with the Word is somehow contagious ! I am especially grateful for the reminder of the very human beings in the early Church and their struggles. And I learned more about Luke !
Thank you, Beth