Today we hear the story of Zacchaeus who showed himself open to the call of Jesus, to the surprise of everyone who thought that tax collectors were evil. Sometimes we get it wrong and fail to see goodness in those we have written off. As a grown man he climbed a tree to see Jesus, he must have been the laughing stock of the crowd. The best know swindler in town is rewarded with a visit of Jesus to his home. A moment when he offered to change his life and to make restitution for the money he had stolen. So good to hear again that no mater what we have done wrong Jesus is willing to forgive us.

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