Zacchaeus the Tax Collector1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
I was really moved by a message by the preacher at First Baptist Church of Cleveland, TN last Sunday on this passage and this topic (I listen to him every Sunday on the way to church). It really made me think about things. I will come back later and add the link to his message once I find it online.