The Gospel of Luke: A Spiritual and Pastoral Reading (Paperback)
The Gospel of Luke is a pastoral commentary on the Gospel by Pope Francis, drawn from his homilies, writings, and speeches since he was elected pope. Like the earlier volumes, The Gospel of Matthew and The Gospel of Mark, the purpose of this collection is to invite the reader into the world of Jesus and discover the hidden treasures through the words of the Gospel. These pages are intended not simply for study or preaching, but simply for letting ourselves be guided by Francis, a master of prayerful silence, so that we may be open to conversion through living more closely with Jesus, the Word made flesh. The collection was developed in fragments, taken from various sources--written and oral--and from various occasions. They have been selected and arranged according to the chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Together they form a spiritual and pastoral reading with different tones, in which the Word shines on our own life and invites us to follow the Lord.
About the Author
Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on December 17, 1936, is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, having been elected Bishop of Rome and absolute Sovereign of Vatican City. Throughout his life, both as an individual and as a religious leader, Pope Francis has been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.