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Come Down, Zacchaeus!

Good Morning, Metro,

I hope you have had the opportunity to take some time to remember that moment in time or season of your life where you encountered Jesus for the first time, and you knew he called you out of your old life into a new, transformed one! Can you relate to St. Augustine, who said, “You were always present…strewing the pangs of bitterness over all my lawless pleasures to lead me on to look for others unallied with pain…Your goad was thrusting at my heart, giving me no peace until the eye of my soul could discern you without mistake.” I can definitely relate! I love the simplicity and simultaneous awesomeness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which He defined this way from our passage on Sunday: "The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost." - Luke 19:10. May the rehearsing of what Jesus has done for you and in you make you more giddy than Ebeneezer Scrooge buying the Christmas turkey for the Cratchett's on Christmas morning! May it lead to an overflow of joy, generosity, service and love! And just in case you are already getting weary of all the Christmas music playing on your radio…

Zacchaeus was a wee little man
And a wee little man was he.
He climbed way up in a sycamore tree,
For the Lord he wanted to see.

And as the Savior passed his way,
He looked up in the tree.
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down!
For I’m going to your house today,
I’m going to your house today.”

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