May 1: “A Friend of Sinners” (Luke 19:1-10)

The story of Zacchaeus is another good example of how Jesus loved people. Jesus noticed Zacchaeus, called him by name, initiated a relationship, honored him before others, took genuine interest in him, and affirmed a new identity for him. Zacchaeus was changed by Jesus’ love and compassion. Like Jesus, we can look beyond the labels the society has placed on people and build relationships. Jesus was a friend of sinners. We are to be friends of sinners as well.

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