"The Lord is near all who cry out to him,all who cry out to him sincerely."
Today we remember Luke the Evangelist and the immense treasure that his account of the gospel is. We may think that God was partial to Luke, but we also realise that Luke always kept himself open to the voice of God.
There are occasions when we are faced with trials and tribulations and feel that even God has forsaken us. It is at such times, when we despair, that we may grumble: “No wonder ‘the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few’ (Lk 10:2)!”
But this is not true. God is with us especially when we suffer. As we see in today’s Gospel, Jesus knows that the world can often be cruel and unjust. He knows that we are no match for the guile of the wicked. Yet he tells us not to be arrogant, but go only where we are welcomed. Not demanding, but accept what is given.
The gospel is being written even today. You and I are writing it by our lives.
St Luke was a physician – a layperson – yet he wrote his wonderful Gospel. We too are called to be like him in whatever profession we might be.
Can we listen to the quiet inner voice calling us? Can we in turn call a bit louder (Focus)! And ask the Spirit for help in fulfilling our vocation?
Fruit: Can I be like St Luke and spread the Good News to others today?