Tuesday 20 November 2018

About Today Readings

Apocalypse 3:1-6, 14-22. Psalm 14(15):2-5. Luke 19:1-10.

The one who is victorious I will sit beside me on my throne – Psalm 14(15):2-5.

‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.’

Zacchaeus was small. Smallness is also a spiritual quality – poverty of spirit, meekness, purity of heart, a view of oneself before God which draws him to us as it draws us to him.

As Zacchaeus rather hesitantly approaches Jesus, Jesus overwhelms him with an invitation he can’t refuse. Zacchaeus’ small world is broken open.

Like Zacchaeus, we can be interested in Jesus, and simply be content with a glimpse. Jesus isn’t interested in a passing glance – he desires to transform lives and the whole world. Our hesitations are overcome by the spontaneous joy of the Good News. Can we recognise the grace of God breaking into our small worlds? Can we welcome Jesus into our house?

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