Luke is the favorite Gospel of many because it emphasizes Jesus' humanity as the God-Man. It shows the Messiah's compassion and how He identified Himself with us. Many of Jesus' best-known parables, like the stories of the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan, are found only in Luke. Luke tells us more about the birth than any other Gospel writer. And Luke gives us Christ's manifesto - the clear statement of His mission - the key to the ministry of the Messiah.