Friends, our first reading from the book of Wisdom makes an extraordinarily important observation that’s of both theological and philosophical significance—namely, that the very fact that something exists means that it has been loved into being. In light of that, we can read our famous Gospel about Zacchaeus as a story of the infinite love and mercy of God pouring into someone’s life—and the conversion that follows.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Wis 11:22-12:2
Psalm – Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14
Reading 2 – 2 Thes 1:11-2:2
Gospel – Lk 19:1-10