"Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zaccheaus; 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 your house today."
Are we willing to let Jesus call us by name out of the crowd , inviting us to join him?
One person said upon reflecting on the Zacchaeus story, "Jesus did not make demands, but in Jesus company Zacchaeus wanted to change and offer himself totally to Jesus."
Indeed, at his home, Zacchaeus stood up and said to Jesus, "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."