But Zacchaeus in his sincere desire to know more about Jesus and with some hope in his heart that He will forgiven for his misdeeds, went out of his way so that Jesus will see him.He made sure he was very creative in order to attain his objective as He climbed a sycamore tree which was along Jesus’ route, in order to see him.Therefore, by manfully giving up my life now, I will prove myself worthy of my old age, and I will leave to the young a noble example of how to die willingly and generously for the revered and holy laws.” Eleazar spoke thus, and went immediately to the instrument of torture. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way.
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” The Gospel of the Lord.Help me to show kindness and mercy to all, even those who cause me harm.” Amen.Reading 1 2 Mc -31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork.He realized he had to seek Jesus, see Him and maybe catch His attention.
Considering the way he was treated and discriminated by his fellow Jews it could have been a task just to get past them, much more be noticed by Jesus.
However, there was one thing he did which I believe is worth looking into.