The Gospel of Luke may be very familiar to you. You have probably heard the Nativity story every Christmas since your childhood. Most of what we learn and cherish about the infancy and childhood of Jesus comes from Luke, probably through his research and interviews with the Blessed Mother Mary. Most people, even non-Christians, recognize the parable of the Prodigal Son. There is so much more! The Gospel of Luke begins and ends in the temple. The Blessed Trinity emerges clearly. The Holy Spirit is referenced more than a dozen times. All of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary can be found in Luke’s first two chapters. Prayer and joy permeate the Gospel of Luke. One of the most interesting features of Luke’s Gospel involves his treatment of women. Luke enjoyed a privileged liberal education, enabling him to write in elegant Greek. May God surprise you with joy as you study and delve deeper into this Gospel of Luke. Then he said to them, “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44).