When I arrived in the Northwest District a long time ago, our district president was all over the Gospel passage which we read this week, the story of Zacchaeus. Jesus’ words at the end of this story in which he says he came to seek and save the lost was the District mission statement/motto. Our DP read it as the fundamental reason for the Church to exist. We were joining in the mission of Christ. It was why our parishes had been established and why Jesus kept them open.