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dc.contributor.authorZuegner, Carolen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 498en_US
dc.description.abstractIt's never too late.|It's never too late to turn to God because God will come to seek what was lost. Oh, but think of the time we waste, wrapped up in our own selves, feeling superior, feeling greedy, feeling as if someone is getting more than us. We live in fear that we aren't getting enough and that someone else has more when so many of us have so much more than we will ever need of material possessions. We pull our fear and our insecurity and our disgruntled-ness around us like a blanket, but the blanket won't keep us warm or safe. The whining of what about me only serves as a trap to pull us away from what we could be.|In today's Gospel we have the opposite. Zacchaeus, the short, wealthy tax collector, climbed a tree to get a glimpse of Jesus. Zacchaeus had been lost, but Jesus found him. And there was joy. That joy helped to dissolve all that came before. Zacchaeus was found. He found himself. He promised to throw off that blanket of fear and insecurity and instead sought the more in God. We can all be Zacchaeus, who turned to God with joy. He did hard things. He could give up his possessions to the poor and make right the mistakes he had made. We can too. We are all sinners, but it's never too late. Jesus calls to us as well, to let God into our hearts and our lives. We can answer yes and keep saying yes.|It's never too late.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Tuesday November 20, 2018: 33rd Week of Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitJournalism Departmenten_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorZuegner, Mary C.en_US Timeen_US 33en_US
dc.subject.local1Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 19:1-10en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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