Learning About God’s Fatherhood in Luke’s Gospel
Today is the feast day of St. Luke the Evangelist. His gospel is filled with numerous observations and meditations about God as our heavenly Father. A closer reading of St. Luke’s gospel gives us a better idea about the specific characteristics of God who is truly Our Father in the Lord’s Prayer, God the Father almighty in the Creed, and the ultimate role model for us men who would do well to try and apply some of these characteristics in our own lives as fathers and husbands.
In Mary’s Magnificat (Lk 1: 46-55), God’s “greatness” is extolled (Lk 1: 46),