Some people think that life is like Monopoly or Risk. The better you play, the more stuff you get, the more you can control! That’s the way Zacchaeus had lived. He was wealthy, and he was a high-ranking professional.
In regard to aging, life is more like chess or checkers than Monopoly or Risk. No matter how well you play, as the game goes on you have fewer pieces on the board. You know that the game is winding down. Maybe Zacchaeus was pondering similar thoughts when he heard that Jesus was coming to town.
The very good news is: In chess, you can be totally victorious with only two pieces. In checkers, with one lonely piece left, you can transform into royalty and be totally successful. Zacchaeus changed his game plan. He jumped in with Jesus, and Jesus adopted Zaccheus as his own.