Given that, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the unique things about Luke and his writings:
- Only Luke records the Annunciation, Visitation, the Presentation and Finding in the Temple
- We get the Magnificat ("My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord") from Luke's Gospel (1:46-55)
- Only Luke writes about Simeon's Song of Praise ("Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace", 2:29-32)
- The Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus, and the Good Thief can only be found in Luke
- Luke's Gospel is the longest in the New Testament
- Only Luke records our Blessed Mother's words "God has cast down the mighty and has lifted up the lowly" (1:46-55)
- The shepherds visiting the baby Christ is found in Luke
- Of the Gospel writers, only Luke wrote a sequel (Acts)
- Luke was the only non-Jew, New Testament writer (he was likely Greek)
And of course, only Luke wrote that line that inspired many
blogs blog across the internet: "Amen, I say to you, today, you will be with me in Paradise."
God Bless you.
This is very interesting. I hate to say that I didn't know a lot of the facts you posted, but I did not. Thank you!
Thank you Michael for all these facts which I did not know. I studied Luke and the Acts for my exams many years ago. Apparently he was very well educated and a doctor.
DG - I didn't know all of them either - and I really enjoy Luke's Gospel!
Victor - You are welcome Victor. You are right, from what we know, he was both well educated and a doctor. And of course, followed St. Paul.
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