Year C- 31th Sunday in Ordinary time
1 AND entering in, he walked through Jericho.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusZacheus 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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