Zaccheaus Teaches Us About Enthusiasm

by | May 24, 2024 | Faith Reflection

In the Gospel of Luke, we see Jesus coming into Jericho surrounded by lots of people who wanted to see this Jesus that people were talking about. Zacchaeus was interested, too, but being short, he was unable to see much. He ran ahead of the crowd and climbed up into a tree so that he could see Jesus as he passed beneath. When Jesus was under the tree, he looked up and saw Zacchaeus and told him that he was going to stay at his house that night. Zacchaeus was overcome with Jesus invitation and quickly responded with a promise to mend his ways.
Zacchaeus actions teach us that we need to actively and enthusiastically seek out Jesus. That we need to receive him with joy and promise to mend our ways.