When I lived in Pennsylvania, my wife and I both worked at St. Luke’s hospital, which was named after Luke because he was a physician himself. October 18th happens to be the feast day for St. Luke. “According to Christian tradition, he was a Syrian from Antioch, a doctor by profession and neither Jewish nor a disciple of Jesus. It was said that after serving Christ faultlessly Luke died in Bithynia at the age of 74. Luke is the author of the third gospel, known as the Gospel according to St. Luke, and the Acts of the Apostles.” 1
This month I would encourage you to thank a healthcare worker for all they do. Our hospitals are pretty full right now, and those who serve in healthcare could use some extra prayers and encouragement. Our world is in need of healing, and in times like these we need to devote our hearts and minds to Jesus Christ, the Great Physician.
1Castleden, R. (2006). The book of saints. Quercus.