Reconciliation of heart

Reconciliation of heart
By Fr. Bernard Holzer, aa


“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20


Like Zacchaeus, the tax collector, God is calling me.

Let us listen to the Good News of Jesus (Luke 19:1-10).


“Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.

Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature.

So, he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.

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

And he came down quickly and received him with joy.

When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.”

But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.”

And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”


Let us pray:


I thank you for not losing patience with me,

I thank you for calling me.

Give me the grace to hear your call,

to meet you,

and to answer your call with generosity,

with the help and strength of your Holy Spirit.

Teach me to help and to give. Amen.

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