Saint Margaret of Scotland, pray for us –
The respectable citizens of Jericho did not appreciate Jesus inviting himself into the home of this notorious sinner. This was not politically correct. How welcoming am I of everyone and not only those who agree with my standards? And then how welcoming are we as the Catholic Church or as a parish? Are we as inclusive as Jesus? Zacchaeus was a sinner all right. But he knew it, no bones about it. And Jesus will always feel comfortable with honest sinners!