Pearls of the Word

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Dear Theophilus

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of these things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus" (Luke 1:3).

The apostle Luke took time to write two letters to his friend Theophilus. One at first on the good news of the Kingdom of God through the life of Jesus whose witness he recorded (Luke’s Gospel), and the other on the life of the Holy Spirit (Acts of the Holy Spirit).

Luke truly took care to impart the truth with certainty, questioning the ocular witnesses to Jesus’ ministry on Earth, and the apostles concerning the workings of the Holy Spirit.

Who has not wanted to write a long letter to a future “beloved of God” (the literal meaning of Theophilus), in order to expose him to His miracles in his life, as well as the work of the Holy Spirit? That is God’s constant challenge for each one of us!