Gospel Lk 19:1-10
At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.
Now a man there named Zacchaeus,
who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man,
was seeking to see who Jesus was;
but he could not see him because of the crowd,
for he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus,
who was about to pass that way.
When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said,
â€śZacchaeus, come down quickly,
for today I must stay at your house.â€ť
And he came down quickly and received him with joy.
When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying,
â€śHe has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.â€ť
But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord,
â€śBehold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor,
and if I have extorted anything from anyone
I shall repay it four times over.â€ť
And Jesus said to him,
â€śToday salvation has come to this house
because this man too is a descendant of Abraham.
For the Son of Man has come to seek
and to save what was lost.â€ť