What’s Your Story? (or, “What’s in a Verb?”)
The story of Zacchaeus is a familiar one from Scripture – even the source of a beloved children’s song, “Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man”. But this encounter between Jesus and the tax collector, Zacchaeus, may not be about what you think it’s about. Traditionally, this passage is read as a repentance story: upon encountering Jesus, this corrupt tax collector pledges to mend his corrupt ways and atone for his sin. But this may not be the point of the passage at all. It turns on the translation of one verb – specifically, a question of verb tense. When we read the passage with this in mind everything changes, and this passage becomes much more powerful and intimate for us. Intrigued? … join us on Sunday, in-person or by Zoom!