From his perch among the branches, Zacchaeus was amazed to be called to share a dinner with Jesus.
• When he threw open his house to Jesus and spoke of reforming his life, he received a greater gift in return, a welcome back to his community of faith. “Today, salvation has come to his house, because this man too is a son of Abraham.”
• There was place in God’s house for Zacchaeus, as there is for all of us. He was warmly welcomed in spite of his past.
• As in the case of Zacchaeus, our searching for God is preceded by God’s search for us. Whenever we seek the presence of Jesus, he is already there, willing to share and dine with us