‘But I said I’m sorry!’

We’ve all heard children say those words after getting in trouble for doing wrong. Maybe you’ve heard grown-ups speak as if saying sorry is enough. Zacchaeus gives us a model of true repentance and sorrow (Luke 19:1–10).

After meeting Jesus, his life radically changed. True repentance and sorrow was matched by a changed life. He acknowledged his wrong by making amends – he paid back all those he has cheated. For a chief tax collector, that is a huge and humbling task!

Meeting Jesus has to change us; otherwise, we are saying he makes no difference. God’s grace grips our heart so that we are humble and generous to others, like Zacchaeus. Let’s pray for grace!

In Christ, Tory Cayzer

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