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How high a tree would you climb to see Jesus if he came into your neighborhood? How prepared are you to welcome salvation? Zacchaeus, considered a sinner for his profession, could not see Jesus that well among the crowd. So, he climbed the sycamore tree, so that he could get a glimpse of Jesus. As we have witnessed in the Word, Jesus seeks out the poor and even dines with the sinners. He was no ordinary Jew.
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.Luke 19:9-10
We are all sinners. We too must be as passionate about doing whatever it takes to see His ever present grace. Making sacrifices helps prepare ourselves to be better human beings. The tax collector gave have his possessions to the poor and promised to pay double to those he extorted. We are called to find in our hearts the things that hold us back from seeing those who are poor or lost. We must make ourselves worthy of His salvation.
Given space for repentance, for what failings do I need to seek forgiveness? To whom can I give space for repentance?
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