Twenty-fourth Sunday of Pentecost
Zacchaeus Climbs Up to See Jesus
Luke 19: 1 - 10
Sycamore figs are large trees which provide shade along roadsides in Palestine.
The common fig is a major source of food in the Near East. Sycamore figs yield smaller fruits of a different quality, which are eaten by poor people.
King Herod rebuilt the city of Jericho as his winter palace.
1. Where did Zaccheus live?
[Zaccheus lived in Jericho.]
2. What did Zaccheus do for a living?
[Zaccheus was a tax collector.]
3. Where was Jesus going?
[Jesus was going to eat with Zaccheus.]
4. Why were the people complaining?
[The people believed Zaccheus was a sinner.]
5. Why did Jesus look for Zaccheus?
[Jesus came to look for and to save people who are lost.]
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