“[Jesus] paid no attention to public opinion, and he was uninfluenced by praise. He seldom paused to correct misunderstandings or to resent misrepresentation. He never asked any man for advice; he never made requests for prayers. [. . .] He was never excited, vexed, or disconcerted. [ . . .] He was at times saddened, but never discouraged.” [UB 141:7.12]
Thought Adjuster: “Jesus was a genuine Teacher in Godlikeness—in words and demeanors. His life was devoid of the many conflicts that plague those who are all show but no substance—one significant reason for the rampant spiritual confusion on your world.
When undergoing challenging times, his steady Go-To was his ‘heavenly Father.’ Without relying 100% on His expert guidance, he would never have succeeded in laying a rock-solid foundation for the earthly kingdom of Heaven, something that no human being had ever achieved on their merit.
If you are passionate about doing the Father’s will, you will squander no time nor life force in depleting interactions. Jesus found out that the best way to make headways was to remain calm and collected when exposed to faulty human demeanors.
His undivided allegiance was to the Father’s business. It is how he infused saving grace into human affairs. For those who devote their lives to higher service, all other things fall into place, as they are ‘in the flow.’
Jesus was keenly aware that intense human emotions may turn into agents of unbalance. He remained emotionally alert, wisely steering away from the convoluted tracks of traumatic emotional roller coasters, which are neither the easiest nor the shortest way to get from point A to point B safely.
Approach each day with the heartfelt intention to implement the practical tools that Jesus left at your disposal to become like him—a positive force of change in a grief-stricken world. Your success will inject a welcome breath of fresh air. Eventually, the drama kings and queens of your dysfunctional society will grow weary and tender their resignation to wholeheartedly accept Jesus’ extended invitation to partake in his spiritual aristocracy.”