Nothing Better: Making Things Right (September 29th, 2019)

Luke 19:1-10 tells the story of Zacchaeus, a man who was small not just in his height, but in his soul. He impoverished his community while enriching himself, and his corruption left a trail of envy, anger, and bitterness. Then, Jesus met him. What happens next shows the transformative power of God’s forgiveness and love. The challenge for us, then, is this: what is our posture towards the world around us? Are we increasing the pain, or are we doing more than we need to in order to heal and restore others? The story of Zacchaeus is a powerful challenge for us to trust in the love of Jesus to lead us as agents of reconciliation and grace. It is a challenge, but truly, there is nothing better.