Gentle Intrusion, Part 2

By Caitlin Pifer
Podcast Episode

Jon, Robert, Paul and Liz continue their conversation about how Jesus intrudes into Zacchaeus’s life.

"The second half of the Zacchaeus story is just delightful, but it’s easy to miss. I find most Christians are unaware of exactly what happens in this second part. Jesus invites himself over to Zacchaeus’s house and all the people begin to mutter…"

"All acts of love involve a kind of atonement; there’s an exchange involved."

"Zacchaeus immediately sees what the problem is: he has shamed Jesus by associating with him and the only way he can increase Jesus’ reputation is by changing his own reputation. He’s one of the few people in the gospels who gives Jesus a gift…"