Jesus would be friends with a guy like Zaccchaeus. Who is Zacchaeus? Zacchaeus is not a good guy. Jew cheating Jews out of their money. He’s the worst of the worst. He’s not allowed in the Synagogue. Rejected by his own people. He’s not asking Jesus to save him, he’s just curious. Read Luke 19:1-9
What Jesus said to Zacchaeus will ring true for you too. “Come down.” “Just come down, and hurry.” Come down from trusting yourself and your devotion, your acts, your good deeds. It’s ok to come down and admit that there is a half eaten sandwich in your silverware drawer and there is laundry under your kitchen sink.
Come just as you are. Jesus is your friend.