Njuguna, another African took advantage of the season to raise awareness about the environment and celebrate the fourth death anniversary of Kenya's renowned environmentalist and politician Wangari Maathai.
The corrupt tax collector Zacchaeus
, for example, is compelled to repent and return his unjust spoils to the victims of his exploitation if he is to be free to return to his proper place in the community.
With the support of welfare charity the Zacchaeus
2000 Trust, Mr Hardy mounted a judicial review challenge.
Luke chapter 19 verses 1-9 tells of Zacchaeus
the Tax Collector and the great influence Jesus had on him.
At various sites, the Father McKenna Center, Mount Carmel House, House of Ruth, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, Zacchaeus
Community Kitchen, Rachel's Women's Center, N Street Village and the Capital Area Food Bank have been among the havens where beds, meals and other mercies are available to people who need and deserve them.
Inspired by Jesus' visit to his home in Jericho, Zacchaeus
gives half of his wealth to the poor and promises to repay fourfold those he defrauded (Lk.
the tax collector is worried that he will be unable to see over the heads in the crowd, so he climbs a tree, hoping that nobody will notice.
The story of Zacchaeus
has him being described by Jesus as a "son of Abraham.
was a tax collector and in those days tax collectors were often corrupt and were hated by the Jews because they collected money for the occupying Roman powers.
I particularly liked his adventurous taxi ride to Jericho and the subsequent essay on Zacchaeus
and Bartimaeus that this day trip inspires.
Biden then turned to head off but was persuaded by the media to pose for a line up photo with the clerics, which apart from the Archbishop, included Mufti Talip Atalay, Maronite Archbishop Joseph Soueif, Armenian Archbishop Varoutzian Cherkelian, and the Latin representative in Cyprus Father Zacchaeus
For years I taught Sunday School, and I taught about Zacchaeus
climbing the sycamore tree.