Jesus Christ Showed Mercy to Zacchaeus


Luke 19:1-10


Since Zacchaeus was a tax collector,

People were not overjoyed to see him.

He climbed into a sycamore tree so

That he could see Jesus among the crowd.


Jesus Christ saw a man who needed grace.

He called Zacchaeus by his name and He

Invited Himself into the home of

Zacchaeus.  Jesus Christ brought salvation.


Zacchaeus repented and made amends.

Money can be a way to show virtue.


My fourth-grade teacher was Sister Mercy.

She prepared me to be an altar boy.

She taught us how to multiply/divide.

She prepared us for our Confirmation.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a book for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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Image: Photo: Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. God the Father, Carved tympanum above the entrance to the church of the Carmelite Convent of the Annunciation in Alba de Tormes.