Talk no. 1, Call to New Life

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Talk no. 1, Call to New Life

  1. 1. Following Jesus [By Fr. Ric R. Eguia]
  2. 2. Talk No. 1Call to New Life
  3. 3. Luke 19:1-10The Call of Zacchaeus
  4. 4. Who is Zacchaeus?Chief Tax CollectorRich ManA Short ManHe climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus.
  5. 5. Jesus is also telling to us…“Come down! I want to stay in your house today.”
  6. 6. Do I see Zacchaeus in me?What is the sycamore tree in my life?The Lord is inviting me to come down from my sycamore tree.The Lord would like to meet me on the ground.
  7. 7. What was the response of Zacchaeus?He came down quickly.He welcomed Jesus with great joy.Zacchaeus said, “Sir, I will give half of my belongings to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will pay him back four times as much.”
  8. 8. Jesus is the Light.To come to the Light is to see our true selves, our sinfulness.Zacchaeus admitted his sinfulness.Zacchaeus felt the love of Jesus.He was inspired to leave his old sinful life and start a new life.
  9. 9. Today, we live in a godless world.No more sense of sin.No more fear of God.
  10. 10. First Call ~ Universal CallRepentance: Sorrow for sinsConversion: Turn away from sinNew Life: Follow ChristHoliness: Living in the grace of God.
  11. 11. For Personal Reflections:How did I experience the coming of Jesus in my life?What is my sycamore tree?What are the things that God is asking me to give up?

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