Homily on the transformation of Zacchaeus from a detached spectator to a gracious host (Luke 19:1-10.)
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  "I MUST STAY IN YOUR HOUSE TODAYI MUST STAY IN YOUR HOUSE TODAY" Zacchaeus' Transformation From Spectator To Zacchaeus' Transformation From Spectator To Gracious Gracious  Host  Host  October 30, 2016 The Parih o! 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