33rd Tuesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 33rd Tuesday of Ordinary Time November 19, 2019 WORD of the DAY Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (Luke 19: 1-5) How shall I live this Word? A game of glances between Zacchaeus and Jesus. Zacchaeus wants to see him, but because of the crowd he can’t and so, without being seen, he climbs on a sycamore tree that allows him to hide well. Jesus passes by, looks up and reveals what Zacchaeus wanted to hide from himself, from others, and from Jesus. Zacchaeus feels, not only seen, but looked into his heart, recognized in his truth. He feels called to open to Jesus the doors of his home, of his life. … And...