Zacchaeus was a sinner, a tax collector, and an outcast. He was the person we don’t want to have anything to do with. Yet, he is the person that Christ sees and wants to visit!
We begin our preparation for Great Lent with this wonderful story. Christ visits the home of Zacchaeus not because Zacchaeus or we are deserving, but rather because God desires to be with us, to share our lives.
What a beautiful way to start preparing for Great Lent. We are invited to recognize and respond to an incredible invitation. Christ says to each of us: can I come and be with you?