The story of Zacchaeus is a very well known part of the gospel. Each time I read about him I can’t help but pity his sinful ways and smug personality. However, with this illustration I wanted to challenge my own hypocrisy and place myself and other viewers in Zacchaeus’s shoes, in the place of a child up a tree (the epitome of the innocence Zacchaeus’s own name implies). It puts the challenge back to us all, to think about the things in our lives which separate us from loving God. Would we climb the metaphorical tree to get a better look at Jesus and discover that he holds out his hand to us too?
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