Every once in a while, the day's readings provide abundant opportunities for misreading. I've written about some of those gaffes before; today the lector gave me one more to add to my list. Based on the reading from the 2nd letter of Paul to Timothy, St. Paul must have hungry there in prison, because he asked Timothy to pick up a few things for him. In addition to the cloak he left in Troas, he wanted parchments and papaya rolls.
The reading was chosen for today's feast of St. Luke because Paul mentions, poignantly, "only Luke is with me." (Maybe Luke ate all the good papaya rolls.)