Tuesday 15 November 2022

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St Albert the Great

Apocalypse 3:1-6, 14-22. The one who is victorious I will sit beside me on my throne – Psalm 14(15):2-5. Luke 19:1-10.

I must stay at your house today

The story of Zacchaeus is sometimes used to illustrate the sacrament of Reconciliation. But it can also shed light on the Eucharist itself. First, Zacchaeus comes to find Jesus, though he fears to get too close. He is aware of his sins and feels unworthy. But Jesus welcomes him with open arms and joins him for a feast – a great example of his ‘meal fellowship’. Zacchaeus is reconciled with his community and promises to restore and help others. So, when we gather at the table of the Eucharist, we bring our true and humble selves. Jesus makes us welcome and rejoices in our presence. Then he invites us to the feast where we bring our small gifts of bread and wine that are transformed into something much greater. And we leave changed, renewed and missioned to make the world a better place.

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