Today is St. Luke, the Evangelist, Day. Luke, often thought to be a doctor, was a precise and highly educated man. Although today’s reading says Luke wasn’t an eyewitness to the life of Jesus, he, through his meticulous investigations, authored the books of Luke and Acts. Those who were eyewitnesses talked about, shared and lived what they saw in Jesus’ life and death. Their witness was so profound that it made the message of Jesus’ life alive to Luke, who then shared this in his writings.
We look at the lives of our children and see how we impacted their lives. Our daughter followed her father’s footsteps and became an old car aficionado. You can see her roaring around in her yellow 1966 Ford Mustang. Our son followed his mother’s footsteps, working with physically, emotionally, intellectually challenged adults.
Our passions and examples affect those in our sphere of influence. When we live and share our Christian beliefs, those around us take notice and are affected. All of us are writing our own spiritual book, a living book. Each page shows how the life-giving message of Jesus positively affects our lives. May our lives be a Christ-like page, written in the hearts of those in our world.
Today let others see that Christ is written on our lives. Amen. — C/GW