Saturday, I went off to work, only to recieve a call from Brett that Adam was sick. A few minutes later, Laura called with reports of Rachel vomiting. Later that evening, she had to bring Rachel to me at the hospital for evalution. Non-stop puking is about the only thing that renders her down for the count. It’s a good thing she has a nurse for a mother — I ended up taking her as my patient. After six hours in the ER, with loads of IV fluids, we took her home.
Thankfully, it appears that we are on the upswing. I’m praying for my children’s health, as well as in hopes that my husband isn’t too badly affected, and that Laura and I remain unscathed.
Amidst all of the scrubbing floors and washing yucky vomit laundry, I’m looking toward St Elizabeth, who I’ve featured before, as well as Saint Luke, who is known as the patron saint of doctors.
Luke was the author of the Gospel of Luke, as well as the Acts of the Apostles. A Greek Gentile, Luke’s viewpoint in the Gospel is particularly sensitive to social injustices. He has a special connection with Mary, bringing us the story of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55), the Presentation (Luke 2:22-39), and the finding of Jesus in the temple. (Luke 2:39-52) Lines of the Hail Mary can be found in Luke’s gospel as well.
Luke tells us the stories of the Prodigal Son, as well as the woman washing Jesus’ feet with her tears. He brings particular attention to sinners who experienced God’s love and mercy through Jesus. We celebrate his feast day on October 18th.
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