With everything seemingly going up at the moment, its good to acknowledge that our Gospel this weekend highlights the benefit of coming down. Yes, Zacchaeus did climb up the Sycamore tree to see Jesus – but it was in his coming down that he came to know Jesus and had his life turned around.
I think the experience of Zacchaeus can teach us something. The movement from knowing about Christ – to knowing Christ, is often the move from our head down to our heart. Knowledge of a person is a good, but personal encounter is so much more powerful. Indeed, how often do we change our opinion of someone when we actually get to meet him or her?
Like Zacchaeus, lets turn our fascination with Jesus into an encounter with Him. If we pray for this – He will surely answer this prayer.