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Sunday, October 30, 2016 31ST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C)

posted 27 Oct 2016, 15:52 by Patricia Stafford   [ updated 27 Oct 2016, 15:53 ]
When Jesus got to the tree, He looked up and said, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home.’ – Slide 5 A reading of the Gospel:        
The conversion of Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10   

Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town  and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man.  He kept trying to see which 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 am to stay at your house today.'  And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully.  They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinner's house,' they said.  But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.'  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.'
c) A moment of silence:
so that the Word of God may penetrate us and enlighten our life.