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Our Foundress Mary MacKillop
Julian Tenison Woods
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Let us imagine a circle of which you are one member. Also in the circle are the texts set for the day and these have to speak for themselves. Another member of your circle is your personal story. Our life experience is an important aspect of our prayer life.
Other contributors are the events of your daily life, local happenings and world events. These need to be drawn in to our prayer. The reflection that will be offered each week is another contributor. It will offer some insights which may help you interact with the texts. Some of you may be able to bring other people into your circle and share the Word and prayer. You will find this very enriching.
Here is one way of shaping your prayer if you are praying with others. You can adapt the method if you are on your own.
Introduction to Luke-Acts
The Gospel of Luke and The Acts of the Apostles were conceived as one work. Luke wrote for Christians who were probably Gentiles. His purpose seems to have been to provide a link with the Jewish Scriptures and continue the story of God's fulfillment of the promise up to Luke's own day. For Luke, Jesus is a prophet like Moses. To the outsider of Christian circles the Christian movement is "presented as a philosophically enlightened, politically harmless, socially benevolent and philanthropic fellowship." Johnson, L T p9 The Gospel of Luke.
Luke is above all a storyteller. He creates a single narrative from the common stories of Jesus. He uses the Gospel of Mark as well as other sources including "eyewitnesses".