Bible Leads: Luke 19:1-10

TEXT

Luke 19:1-10

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.” Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

  1. 12 Agonizing Everyday Short Girl Problems & 9 Perks of Being Short
  2. The Queen of Trees, a Nature documentary of the Sycamore fig tree.
  3. On Welcoming a Guest: A day in the life of… reception and front desk staff
  4. Why Penance?
  5. “I will pay back four times as much”: Read “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (give yourself about an hour).

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. What is the biggest obstacle between you and your neighbors?
  2. What does it mean to welcome God into your home?
  3. In what ways ought protestant churches reclaim the act of penance?
  4. In what ways have you been lost?

IMAGE

“Zacchaeus’ Tree”, by Tango7174 (via wikicommons)

SOUNDTRACK

Spotify Playlist

  1. Short People, by Randy Newman
  2. Welcome Me, by Indigo Girls
  3. Rich, Young Ruler, by Derek Webb
  4. Climb, by Ennio Morricone (from soundtrack to The Mission)
  5. Remorse, by Ennio Morricone (from soundtrack to The Mission)
  6. Penance, by Ennio Morricone (from soundtrack to The Mission)
  7. Daya’s Spin, by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
  8. Here Comes Trouble, by The Evangelicals
  9. Throw it All Away, by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  10. Thank Jah, by Bad Brains

HAIKU

Lost, alone/ found then connected / Re-membered

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