An Advent invitation: meeting the Jesus of Luke’s Gospel

As we commence Advent, we reflect on how Luke's portrait of Jesus might help us discern our call to be authentic missionary disciples in today's world.

Two years ago I had the privilege of organising a 5-session series entitled ‘Meeting the Jesus of Luke’s Gospel’ delivered by Fr. Tom O’Reilly SSC at St. Anne’s Church in Birmingham. Tom generously allowed me to record the sessions and to use his slides to produce five YouTube videos. Each session contains Scriptural and contextual reflections which help us read and reflect on the Gospel of Luke as the author intended; as a refreshing, stimulating and ever illuminating way to meet Jesus.

Watching and listening to these videos makes a fantastic Advent activity, especially as they are linked to the current crisis and the challenges that lie ahead.