"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word." Thessalonians 2:16-17
"But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, 'Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give tot he poor, and if I extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.'" Luke 19:8
In the Gospel, Jesus met Zacchaeus and their encounter caused such a conversion of heart in Zacchaeus that he decided to part with half of his property and right any wrongs he had committed. May we, too, see that if our focus on possessions pulls us away from the Lord, we should abandon them to follow our Savior.