Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/111814.cfm
At that time Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”
He came for us – the sinners, the ones who stray from His path. He came to bring us back to His righteousness. Are you willing to give up all you possess to follow Jesus? Your salvation is worth it.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for coming to save me, a sinner. I pray that I am always ready to give up my life and possessions for you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
I will seat the victor beside me on my throne.