I’ve been reading through the Gospels again and Luke has stood out to me more than it has before. I feel more connected to the Lucan Jesus as He is portrayed in His interactions with people. Obviously, I already love Jesus prior to reading this again but I’m impressed with how attractive of a person He sounds. Here are some things that have stood out to me so far:
“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.” (4:1)
“Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit.” (4:14)
“and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.” (6:19)
In addition, Luke records Jesus’ beattitudes in a way that is much more tuned to the poor and needy people. It is great to have a reminder of this when it is so tempting to get lost in theological musings. The fact is, Jesus was a person that many people wanted to be around. We need to do a better job at showing Him this way today.