For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Catholic Gospels - Homilies, Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Catholic Gospels - Homilies - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit

Year C  -  31th Sunday in Ordinary time

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Luke 19:1-10

1 AND entering in, he walked through Jericho.
2 And behold, there was a man named Zacheus, who was the chief of the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but he could not because of the crowd, since he was low of stature.
4 And running before, he climbed up into a sycamore tree, so that he could see him; for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, looking up, he saw him, and said to him: Zacheus, make haste and come down; for this day I must abide in thy house.
6 And he made haste and came down; and received him with joy.
7 And when all saw it, they murmured, saying, that he was gone to be a guest with a man that was a sinner.
8 But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.
9 Jesus said to him: This day is salvation come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

31th Sunday in Ordinary time - For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Zacheus was interested in me, he knew that he was a sinful man; he simply wanted to have a look at me out of curiosity, he never expected that I would take notice of him. So he went up on the sycamore tree to make sure that he could see me, and his efforts were rewarded. Not only did he see me, but I saw him as well, it was my delight to see that someone was interested in seeing me, actually I was more interested in him and I asked him to have me over his to his house that night.

Those in the crowd knew that he was a sinful man, and murmured because I was going to his house. But what happened that night was the conversion of a sinner who became interested in me.

I am interested in everyone and I extend my grace to all those who become interested in me. I came to the world to forgive sinners; I did not come to judge nor to condemn, but to save what is lost.

There are many out there like Zacheus, they live a worldly life and are far away from me. They are low in stature when they think of the crowd of the just, therefore it seems impossible for them to come to me. Like Zacheus they must climb out of their pride into the summit of humility, where they can see me, where I see them and call them to organize their lives.

It is not too late for any sinner, I am Mercy itself, I desire to forgive everyone who comes to me with sincere contrition. I donít condemn, I simply forgive and restore the soul.

The enemy puts fear in the hearts of sinners, so they simply lose hope in me and decide to please themselves putting their salvation at risk. I am daily calling all sinners to turn away from sin and to believe in my word. My spirit will guide them if they listen to me, I will not fail them.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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