31st Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 30th October, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Zacchaeus’ Faith” – A Model: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praised Zacchaeus, a senior tax collector for his exemplary faith: his zeal to meet Jesus, his willingness to repent and repay those he cheated four times over, and to give half his property to the poor.  Ponder on, “When we repent for our sins, do we do so with deep repentance, like Zacchaeus?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 19:2-6, 9-10

A man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way. When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him: ‘Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I must stay at your house today.’ And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully.

And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.’