REFLECTION FROM THE DESK OF THE PASTOR
The Gospel of today talks about the conversion of Zacchaeus. Everything that he needs materially in life, he has all of them. He owns the five “Ps”, Property, Power, Pleasure, Pride and even Problems. No doubt, he is successful in his profession. He was rich but he was not happy. He is lonely because nobody would like to befriend him. He chooses the way that make him outcast too. When he hears about Jesus who welcomes tax collectors and sinners, he is determined to see Jesus and would not let anyone to stop him from doing this.
Just like some of us, Zacchaeus was thinking that to have more money it could give security to oneself and even happiness. Yes, we can love the money but the money in return could not love us. Money has no feeling. As what I have said that Zacchaeus’ countrymen hate Zacchaeus and only Jesus likes him. Maybe we are also like Zacchaeus, the people avoid us because of our attitude and treatment with them. Let’s start changing our way of life. Are we ready to change our way of life for the better not dominated by any material things especially money? Let us reflect on these words: Believe what you read. Teach what you believe and live it.