Apr 29, 2022 10 Comments
Scampering like a squirrel up a shady Sycamore tree, the small man peered through the leafy branches oozing curiosity. Who was this man who drew people like flies to the honeypot in warm, dusty Jericho? Stretched on a limb he gasped as the teacher looked up and caught his eye inviting himself to dinner that night. Shock arose in the murmuring crowd and more in the tax collector deemed a sinner by the throng of sneering onlookers. In a wondrous instant Zacchaeus grew by leaps and bounds ready to return his cheating spoils to the annoyed people. Flooded with divine light he who was lost was suddenly found by a loving Saviour, rejoicing in the power of now and table fellowship. Salvation had arrived in a unique way sprinkled with bursts of joy, for the one once small had grown so tall. (based on Luke 19:1-10)
Teresa.correiaPosted at 08:28h, 29 April
As always, beautiful Viola!
Peter BissonPosted at 09:13h, 29 April
Thank hank you Viola!
HarrietPosted at 11:11h, 29 April
So true and touching
Sylvia LeePosted at 13:54h, 29 April
Thank you for your poem, Viola. I leap with joy while reading it.
God bless you.
Mike HylandPosted at 14:12h, 29 April
Conversion is such a beautiful thing when it happens. Why is it that we react with indignation? Perhaps the older son in us still requires our own conversion.
As always, well done Viola! Thanks.
Philip ChircopPosted at 14:24h, 29 April
Thank you Viola. May we, embracing our smallness, come back down to earth boldly and fearlessly, hoping to be stretched into fresh ways of seeing and being.
Maria LoboPosted at 19:30h, 29 April
VIOLA: Your gift for creative writing…be it in verse or in prose…truly inspires us to reflect and ponder about our ever-loving and all-merciful God. Waiting for more……!
Linda R RegoPosted at 22:39h, 29 April
I love this reflection on Zacchaeus.
Barbara FrenchPosted at 11:52h, 09 May
Delightful re- telling of a familiar tale!
Karen ArthursPosted at 11:18h, 13 May
Your vivid description of Zacchaeus embracing the power of now, enlightens the reader to be just as spontaneous in seeing the light of the moment.