Many of us will be gathering soon for our church weekend, ‘Longing for Light’. We chose this theme after we’d just sung the song ‘Longing for light, we wait in darkness. Longing for truth, we turn to you. Make us your own, your holy people, light for the world to see.’ It seemed like a good goal for us to set as we look forward into the coming year.
To help make the most of the weekend we’ve provided some ideas for preparation for discussions . As the books of Luke and Acts go together and tell of the appearance of the Light, it’s impact on the Jews, and the emergence of the Church, we are using these as background. Of course we’re not suggesting you settle down and read the whole of them! (unless you’ve got a lot of time on your hands) but we’ve provided some resources and ideas for you to explore particular parts of the story.
- If you’d like a brief, lighthearted overview read a Hollywood Screenplay writer’s take on Luke and Acts: The Luke and Acts film script
- If you’d like to investigate further. Martin has produced complete directories of Luke (See The Gospel of Luke – summary) and The Acts of the Apostles. There is also a personal journey through Luke, which Terry has written: A personal journal of a journey through Luke. You can use these to choose particular parts of the story you might like to read.
- If you’d like suggestions for particular sections to focus on, try either Luke 1- 3, or Luke 24 or Acts 2 or Acts 9 which are all particularly about light, looking for light, and light appearing: the theme of our weekend.