Loving the unlovable - Daily Bread

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The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. – Luke 19:10

Zacchaeus was easy to dislike. As a tax collector for an oppressive occupying government, he made himself rich by overcharging his countrymen. Yet, to the consternation of the crowd, Jesus honored him by going to his house and eating with him.

A judge with a reputation for toughness tells how he learned to relate to unlovable people. In a Sunday morning homily his clergyman urged the congregation to try to look at people through the eyes of Jesus.

A few days later the judge was about to give a stiff sentence to an arrogant young man who kept getting in trouble. But then he remembered what the minister had suggested. The judge said, "I looked this young man in the eye and told him I thought he was a bright and talented human being. And then I said to him, ‘Lets talk together about how we can get you living in more creative and constructive ways.’ We had a surprisingly good conversation."

Jesus saw Zacchaeus as a sinner with an empty hole that only He could fill, and through His kindness Zacchaeus was transformed. The judge could not report any such change, but who knows the long-term outcome? He set a good example for all of us, because he saw the man through the eyes of Jesus. – Herb Vander Lugt

We need to see through Jesus’ eyes

Our neighbors who are lost;

For then we will reach out to them,

Regardless of the cost. – Sper


READ: Luke 19:1-10


True compassion will put love into action.

The Bible in one year:


• Genesis 41-42

• Matthew 12:1-23

1 comments:

chino said...

wow a..bible passages!..hehehe.. have a good day :)