Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus

"The searching Zacchaeus" Sketch: Ronald Raab, CSC

“The searching Zacchaeus” Sketch: Ronald Raab, CSC

LK 19:1-10
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich.

He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way.

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him.

All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.”

Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Response: Seek and save the lost, my Savior

When I am short on patience…

When I am short on seeing the truth…

When I am short on inner peace…

When I am short on options for hope…

When I am short on kindness…

When I am short on respect for other people…

When I am short on where to find you…

 

When I finally give my life to you…

When I finally gain a perspective of your face…

When I finally offer even my belongings to you…

When I finally stand on the ground of faith…

When I finally affirm the needs of other people…

When I finally show that I am tired of my selfishness…

When I finally stand before your healing presence…

Today, salvation has come.

 

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