Zaccheus means clean or innocent.

The response to grace is interesting. We all want to be treated graciously, gracefully. The trouble comes when we have opportunities to offer ourselves as a gracious gift to others. I remember reading in The Road Less Travelled, Scott Peck saying something along the lines of true love being a conscious choice we make, and we need to be careful about how we share the love we have. While I agree with much of his thinking, on this I disagree. Acknowledging that I won’t love others in the same way or with the same intensity as those in my intimate circles, wife, partner, children, close friends, I cannot limit my loving because it is part of the gracious gift I have to offer others.

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