The LOGISMOI blog has a wonderful homily on St Luke here. Writer Aaron Taylor wrote this especially for St Luke's feast day. The homily is a combination of facts and history about Luke, as well as commentary on two passages: 2 Timothy 4:5-14 and St Luke 10:1-7.
Taylor especially explains and expounds on the passage from St Luke 10, which just also happens to be the sending out of the Seventy! Tradition holds that St Luke was one of these. And of course the Seventy are relevant because of our School.
Don't miss this thoughtful and educational homily. You can receive 1 credit for reading it and answering the following questions below. Send your answers to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.
Homily Study Questions
- Explain why Luke is called "a Renaissance man."
- Read St Luke 10:1-7. What parts of the "sending out" would be difficult for you? How can we apply Jesus' commands for going out and witnessing (as stated in the passage) in today's modern world?
- Why would Luke be considered "Paul's best friend"?
- Read the Gospel of Luke. Fill out the Scripture worksheet found under the "Lessons and Homework" tab and submit it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for 1 credit.
- Read the Book of Acts. Fill out the Scripture worksheet found under the "Lessons and Homework" tab and submit it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for 1 credit.
- Read a novelization of St Luke's life and write a book review of it in your own words. One recommended novel is Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell. Submit your review to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for 2 credits.