Jesus And The Rich Man Zacchaeus

Extract

Bundles of money divided into two parts

Once, when Jesus travelled to Jericho, he chose a rich tax collectors house to stay in overnight. The local people were aghast saying, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner”.

The rich tax collector said to Jesus, “Look, Lord, half of my possessions I now give to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone of anything, I am paying back four times as much”. Jesus replied, “Today salvation has come to this household… for the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost”. (Luke 19:7-10)

Thought

Jesus didn’t say a rich man couldn’t enter heaven, he said, – it was easier for a poor man!

Reflection

Lord Jesus, you are the light of the world. Shine in our hearts so that we can see your true love in the rich and the poor, in our words and our actions.

Prayer: Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O Good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds, Lord, hide me
Suffer me, not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me

In the hour of my death call me
that I may praise Thee with Thy Saints and Angels,
forever and ever. Amen.