Father Csaba's reflections on the gospel.....
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” What beautiful thoughts! We were all created in the image and likeness of God, I wonder if I am searching for what is lost and do I do everything to help the salvation of my stumbling brother ? I have to practice willingly this beautiful virtue of mercy ! ! My face should also be brightened by this beautiful feature of our Lord Jesus Christ bending down to the down-and-out and lifting them up with mercy.!
translated by dr k.e.
Zacchaeus the Tax Collector
19 Jesus entered Jerichov and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-figw tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.x
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord,z “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”b
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Luke 19, 1-10