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The Love of Predilection

Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 31

by Bishop Robert BarronOctober 30, 2016


In Luke's Gospel we read the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus, as chief tax collector, was considered a very bad man in first century Israel, but Christ greets him with love. It is the love of God that causes everything to be, and comes before everything we do. God does not love us because we do good; we do good because God loves us.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Wisdom 11:22 - 12:2
Psalm - Psalm 145:1-14
Reading 2 - 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - 2:2
Gospel - Luke 19:1-10