Remember Zacchaeus? The little guy who shimmied up a tree? Raise your hand if "Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he," is already playing in your head. I've had the Sunday School song stuck in mine all week. Let's face it: this week's Gospel story is so familiar, it's difficult to read with fresh eyes.
I tried hard to avoid writing this essay. Too much ink has already been spilled on America's upcoming presidential election, and really, what else is there to say? Every argument and counterargument has been made ad nauseum, and as far as I can tell, no one (myself included) has the heart to listen to our opponents…
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