Catholic devotional DAILY DEVOTIONS: Nov 20 'Today Is the Day'


DAILY DEVOTIONS:
Nov
20
'Today Is the Day'
Jesus looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house."
- Luke 19:5
Zacchaeus had never seen Jesus. Perhaps it was idle curiosity that drew him to climb that tree to get a glimpse of the man everyone was talking about. Then, wham! Not only does Jesus see him and call him by name, Jesus invites himself into Zacchaeus' home, right then and there. What is the wealthy tax collector's response? His soul is moved, and he pledges to make amends to those he has wronged and to give to the poor.

Jesus is asking us to make room for him in our house as well--today, not after we've tidied up the corners or repainted the living room or purchased new furniture. He loves us, mess and all, and wants to come stay with us as we are. What is your response?
Jesus, thanks for loving me as I am and instilling in me the desire to grow closer to you.
- Melanie Rigney

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