The bull of St Luke

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Chapter 14: Overview

In 14,1 Jesus is once again invited to dine at the home of a Pharisee (see 11,37). His teaching during the meal includes the parable of the great dinner (14,15-24).

In 14,25 we are told that great crowds were with Jesus. In 15,1 there is another change of audience.

We therefore have two pages for our reading of this chapter: 14,1-24 at the meal and addressed to various Pharisees and then 14,25-35 which is addressed to the crowds.

We can therefore begin our reading with the opening scene, where Jesus is once again eating with the Pharisees.