St. Luke, in Chapter Sixteen of The Acts of the Apostles, made his own sneaky entrance.

Saturday, 5/20/17

Our first reading today is verses one to ten from Chapter Sixteen of “The Acts of the Apostles.”

Through the first eight verses of Chapter Sixteen, Luke, writing about the journeying of Paul and  his travelling companions wrote about what “they” did, and of what happened to “them.”

Then in verse ten,  Luke himself snuck into the narrative with his writing, “We sought passage to Macedonia. Concluding that God had called us to proclaim the gospel.”

Although Luke contributed a third of its pages to the New Testament. He never tells us his own story. The closest he came to coming out of hiding was in the opening sentence of his Gospel  where he wrote:

“Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministeres of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything anew. To write it down in an orderly sequence.”  

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