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When we say, “conservative and liberal here, we’ve all gotta give a little here,” what do we mean? As we work to hold this part of our Ethos with integrity, we’ll look together at Jesus, who was counter-cultural in the way he interacted with the “other.”

Luke 19:1-7 (NRSV)
He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.”