Commentary on the Gospel of
Jesus’ offering of himself to Zaccheus was an urgent invitation. “I must stay at your house today.” It was the same urgent response of Zaccheus in accepting his wrong doings and doing justice to those he cheated, that made Jesus to proclaim “Salvation has come to this house today.” Salvation is not a thing of the past nor of the future. Jesus himself who is making his presence available in the present, brings salvation. He is the “today” who gives every sinner an opportunity to be a host to the one who brings salvation an everlasting life. Jesus is calling us to come down from our sycamore tree for he wants to enter our house today! Let us hurry down and like Zaccheus, receive Him joyfully in our house today!