HE PICKS FOR A ROOMIE
Location: 
Oregon, USA
Date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Teacher(s): 

“Zaccheus: “I may be a sinner, but the great Teacher has come to abide in my house; [. . .] I am going to seek salvation with all my heart and learn to do righteousness in the sight of God.” [UB, 171:6.2]

Jesus: “And marvel not at what I say nor take offense at what we do, for I have all along declared that the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.” [UB, 171:6.3]

Thought Adjuster: “This exchange took place when Jesus chose to spend the night in the home of Zaccheus, a wealthy tax collector, held in poor esteem by local Pharisees.

Borrow Zaccheus' words, and speak them with heartfelt conviction.  How does that make you feel?

Another great Teacher—a divine Fragment—selected to cohabit with you without limiting his stay to the passing of a single night. How do you acknowledge such an honor? Such a show of divine trust should fill you with boundless gratitude, as it tells you in no uncertain terms that the Father values you more than you value yourself? Reflect on it for a moment. 

Jesus’ repartee to the critics of his ‘poor’ choice of sleeping arrangements summarizes the mission statement of his planetary incarnation. He came to the rescue of those in need of salvation—downtrodden and confused souls.  How else could he qualify himself as the long-awaited Savior?

He keeps outpouring his saving grace to all generations. He indiscriminately anoints each receptive soul with its healing balm that triggers life-changing conversion experiences. Do treat your brothers and sisters in a similar magnanimous fashion, as is also a part of your ongoing salvation process.”