Luke, Jesus, and Eucharistic Community

Luke: Belief, A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible) by Justo L. Gonzalez

While all the Gospels have frequent eucharistic references, none has more than Luke. As already remarked, Jesus appears to eat his way through the Gospel of Luke. He is repeatedly at a banquet or at a meal with the disciples. His comments and actions in such banquets can usually be interpreted as guidance for the behavior of the eucharistic community. This community, fed by its eucharistic celebration, is to behave as Jesus indicated in his many banquets and meals. And it is Luke, above any other Gospel, that points to the revelation of the risen Christ in a meal that has clear eucharistic connotations, for we are told that in the meal with the disciples at Emmaus, “he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them” (24:30).

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