Mr Bentley the Banker1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Mr Bentley; he was an investment banker 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 public art sculpture to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Mr Bentley, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to Tweet and Facebook each other, “WTF! He has gone to be the guest of a sinner. :(”
8 But Mr Bentley stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”