October 30, 2016
31st Sunday - C
“I Must Stay at Your House”
In Luke’s account of the life and ministry of Jesus, this event is the last stop on Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. The stop is not a part of his plan since he “intended to pass through the town” of Jericho.
Yet, Jesus makes the unplanned stop. He practically invites himself to dinner at the house of a sinner.
And Zacchaeus receives him with joy.
He changes his plan to spend time with a sinner. Truly, he “has come to seek and to save what was lost.”
I can keep Jesus out if I do not have Zacchaeus' attitude. But no sins of mine can keep Him out.