stone corridorScripture – Luke 19: 5-10

5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”

6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. 7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.”

8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.”

9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

Prayer

Dear Lord,

What would it be like to welcome you into our home as our guest tonight?  How would it change us to have you sit at our dinner table and share a meal, play a family game together, or take a walk around the neighborhood?   What pledge might we make in your presence?  What commitment might we make?

Remind us Lord, in these Lenten days, that you are with us always – and that in your care, we’re never lost.

Amen

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