An example of the church’s early life is found in Acts 2: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship to the breaking of bread and the prayers…ate with glad and generous hearts, praising God…and giving to all as any had need.” If we consider the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles together as a large document, then we need also look at the apostolic hope presented in Luke.
Vogel takes us on an exploration of this way of living revealed by Luke, who has given us some of the most beautiful stories found in scripture. Here we may find food for our journey to the heart of God. Within Luke we find the interaction of work and worship, of hope and faith, and these provide a model for the renewing of individual lives and bring new life into the Church of our own day. This Lukan spirituality, grounded in the revelation of God-in-the-flesh, enlightens us on our pilgrim way and sustains us through the means of grace.