Thursday, November 4, 2010

What Is The Fastest Way For Jesus To Find You?

Posted: 02 Nov 2010 04:07 PM PDT

Fr. Mark Bozada – What Can You Learn From Zacchaeus?

My Dear People,

Zacchaeus was a known sinner in Jesus’ day. He was a chief tax collector who embezzled money from his peers. Since he worked for the Roman government collecting taxes, he was greatly despised by his contemporaries. When Jesus came to eat at the home of Zaccheaus, the crowd began to grumble, “Who is this Jesus who dines with public sinners?” In response, Zaccheaus does not become defensive, but rather he is repentant. “I shall repay what I owe four times over the amount.” Jesus’ Divine Mercy had touched Zaccheaus’s heart to the core. No longer was he measuring affection in terms of wealth, but in Our Lord’s forgiveness.
How we can learn from Zaccheaus’s conversion! “Jesus declares that salvation has come to this descendant of Abraham.” For the Son of Man has come to save what was lost. We need to be found by Jesus, for like Zaccheaus, we too were once lost. Now we are “found.” There is no faster way to “be found” by Jesus except in the confessional. 
 Please make confession regular in your own lives. Jesus waits for us there.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark Bozada

May we joyfully share the abundant gifts God has given to us with others.

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