Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 03-NOV-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Pentecost 21 – There has been public outrage in Australia over revelations from the recent 'Banking Royal Commission', with its details of greed, fraud, deceptive financial advice, money laundering, and worse. The gospel passage for the day tells of another person, Zacchaeus, who was considered to be a swindler and a crook because of his line of business with money; he was a tax collector for the Roman occupying authority. When he and Jesus met in Jericho, Jesus arranged to have a meal with this so-called 'sinner'. Zacchaeus was not the crook he was believed to be; he was already a very generous supporter of the poor, and he was trying to be scrupulously fair and honest with anyone he had wronged. This is more than a story of repentance; it shows Jesus at work, bridging the gap between God and people, and between people and people.
Luke 19: 1-10

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