I have always liked the story about Zacchaeus. Our Bible Reading tells us that Zacchaeus climbed a tree so he could see Jesus. We do not know if Zacchaeus was the shortest man in the Bible, but he must have been short.
Zacchaeus was a tax collector. Many people did not like tax collectors. But Jesus paid attention to Zacchaeus anyway. Probably Zacchaeus was a wealthy man. But Jesus was not impressed with his money.
Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ house. We do not know what Jesus said to Zacchaeus, but it changed him forever. Zacchaeus became a different man. He said he wanted to start doing good things. Some people complained about this. They said (verse 7b), “Look at the kind of man Jesus stays with. Zacchaeus is a sinner!”
The people who complained did not realize that God can change a person’s life. Maybe you know someone that you think will never follow Jesus. Be patient with that person. Keep sharing the Good News about Jesus with them.