Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
October 30, 2016
Topic: Then and Now
Scripture Lessons (RCL)
In 1999 the Episcopal Church Foundation wrote a report called ‘The Zacchaeus Project’. Here is what they wrote in their introduction to the report:
“About 2,000 years ago in the city of Jericho, a short man named Zacchaeus climbed up in a sycamore tree so that he could get a clear view of Jesus. What motivated Zacchaeus to climb that tree? Being short, he had become accustomed to having to work for a clear view when there was a crowd. But there were other factors. His search for a vantage point may have been a longing – a search for change and a different and better perspective for his life. With this view, an astonishing new possibility arose. He saw Jesus. That perspective became life-giving.