Compassionate God, as Jesus did for Zacchaeus, you reach across the chasms that we’ve created, the ones where we’ve isolated ourselves from the redemptive power of your love. As with Zacchaeus, bridges have been built, and people who believed they were beyond your embrace have been welcomed to the table with open arms! As we give to you this day, may we also follow the example of Zacchaeus – with an explosion of gratitude and generosity – and may we also know his joy! We pray this in the name of Jesus, who invites himself to our table! Amen. (Luke 19:1-10)
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Face to Face with Jesus
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Year C
What would it be like to encounter Jesus face to face? That’s the question this series sets out to help us answer. We can’t know, of course, but we can get a glimpse of what happened to those who did meet Jesus in the Gospel texts we examine here.