St. Luke was a third generation Christian. He was not a Jew, was not from the Holy Land, did not know Jesus. He had to learn about Jesus from St. Paul… who had to learn about Jesus from those who walked the dusty roads of Galilee with him. So when St. Luke told the story of Jesus it was not about nostalgia, a yearning back to the good old days when Jesus walked among us. No, the fact that he wrote a two volume work (the gospel which bears his name and the Acts of the Apostles) shows that his intention is to demonstrate that the same Holy Spirit active in the ministry of Jesus continues in the Church down to this very day.