18 Nov Save What Was Lost (Lk 19:10) by Jeff Grabosky
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” ~ Lk 19:10 (full readings)
Jeff’s Reflections: The Gospel today tells the story of Zacchaeus, which many of us learned as kids was the tale of the short man who climbed into a sycamore tree in order to get a view of Jesus. If we dive deeper into this, we learn that Zacchaeus was a wealthy tax collector, a person who was rejected by the people at his time due to the nature of his business. However, Jesus seeks out Zacchaeus as well as all who are sinners and all who are lost. I know I am not alone when I say that there are many times in my life when I can be counted among the lost. It should be of great comfort to us that we can take confidence in knowing Jesus is always seeking us out and all we have to do is open our hearts to Him. We are called to be Jesus to others, and in the same way He reached out to the lost, we should reach out to those who may be lost. We should especially reach out in any way we can to those who may be considering an abortion and to post-abortive women. In doing so, we can allow Jesus to work through us in bringing the lost back to Him.
* Jeff Grabosky, his wife Mary, and daughter Luciana live in Stephens City, VA. Jeff is the author of Running With God Across America, which details his prayerful run across the United States in 2011. LIFE Runners co-founder Pat Castle met Jeff along that faith journey (daily bread story).
Faith Challenge: Look for someone today who might be among the lost and reach out to them in the same way Jesus would.
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Faith Quote: “I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.” ~ Psalm 119:176
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