Tuesday 21 November 2017

About Today Readings

The Presentation of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

2 Maccabees 6:18-31. Psalm 3:2-7. Luke 19:1-10.

The Lord upholds me — Psalm 3:2-7.

‘I must stay at your house today.’

This interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus gives me hope. Zacchaeus was small and seemingly insignificant. He had no status or influence in his community. In fact, his job as tax-collector, made him despised. On the positive side he was industrious, humble and showed initiative in climbing the tree for a better view of Jesus. Jesus surprises and delights this lonely man, first by calling him by his name and then by asking to dine at his house. He is chosen!

The feeling of smallness and inadequacy can inhibit our inspirations and energy. How can I see Jesus in a better way? Sycamore trees are probably not the answer.

Making a regular space in the day for a chat with Jesus will lighten our load and bring us clearer direction, infusing our life with motivation and new energy. We can do small things with greater love.

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