Zacchaeus was not a money lender, he was a tax collector;
his living did not come from “usery”, like loan sharking
he was part of the Roman/Herodian system of taxing the people
Maybe in the simplest of terms. More accurately, we should consider where his wealth come from - loaning sharking, extortion, theft perhaps. The point is, the love of money consumed him, and he likely cared little what he had to do to acquire it.
More importantly, Zacchaeus realized his sins, repented before others, then asked and received forgiveness.
Mr. Bowyer, our Forbes "Contributor", like many, seem to have a difficult time separating wheat from tares, so to speak. His God and savior appears to be accumulation of wealth, and he seems to resent teaching that God expects us to help those less fortunate - as mentioned many times in scripture.
Jesus told his disciples, "I tell all of you with certainty, it will be hard for a rich person to get into the kingdom from heaven.
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
I would even go so far as to say, until we know more about Pope Francis, Mr. Bowyer is bearing false witness; but likely true ignorance.