Good afternoon everyone,
Today we shared in our Mass with the Village on the theme, Forgive One Another. The children participated throughout the Mass and the readers did an amazing job as we shared it with Father Francis. He was accompanied by our 5/6 buddies in Vincent and Hiep.
Gospel Luke 19:1-10
Jesus was going through Jericho,
where a man named Zacchaeus lived.
He was in charge of collecting taxes and was very rich.
Jesus was heading his way,
and Zacchaeus wanted to see what he was like.
But Zacchaeus was a short man and could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree.
When Jesus got there he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus hurry down!
I want to stay with you today.”
Zacchaeus hurried down and gladly welcomed Jesus.
Everyone who saw this started grumbling, “This man Zacchaeus is a sinner!
And Jesus is going home to eat with him.”
Later that day Zacchaeus stood up and said to Lord, “I will give half of my property to poor.
And I will now pay back four times as much
to everyone I have ever cheated.”
Jesus said to Zacchaeus,
“Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham.
The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Through the Homily, Father Francis spoke about the importance of everyone making mistakes, but the importance of forgiving someone for doing so. He spoke about we make mistakes to learn, making a mistake creates a new learning opportunity that extends our fountain of knowledge.