Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom. — Psalm 145:12
Mass Readings: 2 Timothy 4:10-17 / Luke 10:1-9
St. Luke, whose feast we celebrate today, was the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He accompanied St. Paul on some of his journeys, and, as mentioned in today’s first reading, he remained with Paul when others had deserted him.
Incredibly versatile as a gifted writer, physician and companion to Paul, St. Luke is also reputed to have been an artist. Yet, his loyalty and helpfulness to St. Paul superseded his many other abilities. We might not be so gifted, but we can be loyal and faithful just where we are, not deserting Christ or His Church.
Prayer: Let us always be there for You, Jesus.