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Re: Chaplain's Chat
« Reply #91 on: November 17, 2020, 12:16:37 pm »
Todayís Gospel is a story of the instantaneous conversion of the tax-collector, Zacchaeus. (Luke 19:1-10)  As the chief tax-collector in Jericho, Zacchaeus was probably a man of much wealth and few friends. Since he worked for the Romans and extracted more tax money than required by the law, he was probably hated by the Jews who considered all tax-collectors as public sinners. 
The account describes how Jesus recognized Zacchaeus for exactly who he was Ė a lost sinner in need of a Savior.  Jesusí response lets us see how Godís grace worked in Zacchaeus to lead him from idle curiosity to repentance, conversion, and the making of restitution. 
The story emphasizes the fact that such a conversion can only result from a personís fully receiving the love, acceptance, and grace of a merciful Lord.  It also demonstrates the fact that nobody is beyond the possibility of conversion.
We need to accept the Divine invitation to repentance.  We are all sinners to a greater or lesser degree.  Jesus is inviting each one of us to total conversion today by means of this Gospel lesson.  Let us remember that Jesus loves us, in spite of our ugly thoughts, broken promises, and sullied ideals, our lack of prayer, and of Faith, our resentments, and our lusts.  So, let us confess to Him all our weaknesses and sins, repenting, and ask Him trustfully for his Mercy.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell
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