Click here to download and listen to this homily (18 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, AK. Jesus calls Zacchaeus down out of the tree and into eternal life. Often we are there in the crowd and grumpy that Jesus is reaching out to sinners. Standing near Jesus and knowing all about him will not be enough. We need to "put on the mind of Christ" as Paul teaches. Then we would be merciful to others just as Jesus is merciful to us. We need to take Jesus home with us when we leave the church today.
Readings: Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalm 145; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10