The house of a sinner

November 17, 2015 6:00 am

“‘Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.’ And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they saw this, they began to grumble, saying, ‘He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.’” (LK 19: 5-7)

“I must stay at your house” was said directly to Zacchaeus, but we can expect that this is the general reason for Our Lord’s coming—to stay with us, who are sinners, “as expiation for our sins.” We can imagine that Jesus calls you and me: “come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” “Quickly” and “today” are measures of His love for us.

“God loved us, and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.” (Gospel Acclamation)

 

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