What’s your Sycamore Tree?

4 Nov

The Gospel today, Luke 19:1-10, was the story of Zacchaeus the Tax Collector. He was a sinner, like all of us. When Jesus came to Jericho, he wanted to get closer to Jesus, to see him. But Zacchaeus was short and the crowds were large, so he climbed a sycamore tree. You know the story… Jesus invited himself to Zacchaeus’ for dinner – which shocked the townspeople. But no one should have been surprised – Jesus was being consistent. And the meal made a big impact on Zacchaeus’ life!

Jericho was famous for their trees. Zacchaeus did what he could – climbed a sycamore tree – to get closer to Jesus. Click here for more about the poetry and meaning of the Middle East sycamore tree.

Photo of the actual Sycamore fig tree in Jericho today
Some believe Zacchaeus
climbed this sycamore tree

What is your sycamore tree, your way to get closer to God? I’ll invite you to consider joining Campamento 2020 to spend some time with God’s children. It’s your opportunity to get away from your normal routine and get closer to God.

December 9, 7-9 PM in the auditorium at Church of Saint Edward is a chance to meet past travelers, learn more about Campamento, and make Christmas cards for the girls, Sisters, and staff at the home. We’ll have the materials and design ideas. Bring a pair of good paper scissors. RSVP by commenting below.

Hope to see you there!

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