Scripture

Luke In Lent - Luke 6:1-16

07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 6: 1-16.

Whenever bread is mentioned it is possible to make a connection with the Eucharist. Here the verbs to eat and to give are linked with the Last Supper. But this passage is also about who Jesus is. Again there is the connection with David the king but also Jesus is the priest who can eat the bread and give to others. Finally in this passage he refers to himself, once again, as the Son of Man, who here has divine authority.

For the second section it is again a Sabbath. It is possible to recall that Jesus was in a synagogue in Nazareth on the Sabbath where he proclaimed liberty for the oppressed. The Sabbath is the ideal day for this, for restoring people to health. In both these passages the Pharisees question Jesus and seek to work against him. After prayer Jesus chooses twelve apostles to work with him.

'Reading Luke in Lent' is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Luke - covering the Gospel from start to finish - from Ash Wednesday to the first week of Easter.

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