Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Passion According to LUKE

LukeOne of the dominant images of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke is that of Jesus as the Spirit-filled prophet. Luke begins Jesus' public ministry in his hometown synagogue of Nazareth, opening the scroll to do the reading from the text of Isaiah 61, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor...." (Lk 4:16-30). That prophetic fire would drive Jesus throughout his ministry and bring him to the climax of his mission in Jerusalem. Therefore, it is not surprising that in Luke's Gospel Jesus faces his crucifixion with the courageous fidelity and prophetic sense of justice that had characterized his ministry all during the long journey from Galilee to Jerusalem.

The Last Supper
Luke 22:1-38 | Commentary

The Hour of Darkness
Luke 22:39-65 | Commentary

Jesus on Trial
Luke 22:66-23:25 | Commentary

The Way of the Cross
Luke 23:26-32 | Commentary

The Death of the Just Man
Luke 23:33-49 | Commentary

Death and Victory
Luke 23:50-56 | Commentary