“Woman, you know not what you ask.” [UB, 171:0.5]
Thought Adjuster: “When Salome, the mother of James and John Zebedee, approached Jesus, soliciting that her sons be assigned honorific sittings at his right and left in the upcoming kingdom, Jesus was both saddened and appalled by her bold request.
Driven by egotistic motherly pride, Salome did not grasp that she was putting her sons in great danger. Jesus inaugurated the spiritual kingdom of heaven when he rendered his last breath after agonizing as an innocent, human sacrifice. He thus heroically earned spiritual sovereignty over the kingdom of the hearts.
“And their mother, who was present at the crucifixion, well remembered the foolish request she had made of Jesus at Pella regarding the honors she so unwisely sought for her apostle sons. [UB, 171:0.7]
Jesus never missed an opportunity to inspire his entourage. He premeditated his moves, assuming full responsibility for their outcome. He always set his sights on the Father’s long- and short-term benevolent vision, never allowing the many entrapments that lure immature human minds to entrap him.
Always end your petitions for divine assistance with the disclaimer, ‘but my will is to do Your will.’ It will make you disappointment-proof. If your requests seem to fall on deaf, divine ears, know that it is not for lack of due consideration. Your disclaimer will allow your guidance team to edit them into an acceptable version that will honor your highest good, and that much better things are in store for you, ever nudging you Godward in truth, beauty, and goodness.”