Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

Filled with symbolism, the Book of Revelation admonishes lukewarm Christians to do good works fired by love. People in a crowd told a blind, roadside beggar to stop shouting for Jesus, but the Lord saw the man’s faith and cured him. A wealthy tax collector named Zacchaeus climbed a tree to get a look at Jesus, who called him down from his perch and told the disgruntled crowd that He came to seek the lost. In a parable, Jesus described servants either using or merely storing wealth entrusted to them in a nobleman’s absence. Feeling less than fired up about using our faith, do we look in Scripture for the love that Jesus showed?