INVITE JESUS IN…

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 33rd Tuesday of Ordinary Time November 17, 2020 WORD of the DAY  Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.  When He reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received Him with joy.                 (Luke 19: 3-6) How shall I live this Word?   The experience of salvation is linked to a movement of searching, of descending from every vaunted height, estranging oneself from others. Jesus extends His invitation to this shared celebration, to a convivial gathering of sinners who have accepted mercy. Unlike the church of Laodicea that is lukewarm and says: “I am rich, I have enriched myself. I do not need anything” (1st reading). ‘Today’ when Jesus enters, where Jesus is allowed to come, for the sinner...