Thought Adjuster: “In these tumultuous times, much hostility is unleashed among men by divergent political or other life philosophies, leading many to estrange themselves from those they write off as irredeemable antagonists.
Jesus’ attitude was one of outreach—no matter what. He was very cautious not to get enmeshed in current worldly affairs—unless they were of spiritual import. He kept emphasizing the ages' objective to institute a cohesive spiritual fraternity under divine parenthood.
“Nothing ever seemed so important to Jesus as the individual human who chanced to be in his immediate presence. He was master and teacher, but he was more—he was also a friend and neighbor, an understanding comrade.” [UB 138:8:9]
True to his calling to be the ever-vigilant shepherd regrouping his scattered flock, “he would pause in the midst of a profound discourse that he might go out on the road to speak good cheer to a passing woman laden with her burden of body and soul. He would interrupt a serious conference with his apostles to fraternize with an intruding child.” [UB 138:8:9]
What bystanders perceived as a disturbance, he viewed as perfect diving timing. How much would change in the content of your life if you adopted such an open-minded and open-hearted approach! Categorizing your interlocutors based on intellectual, political, or religious allegiances, prevents you from beholding the God-given attributes that make them quite likable.
Do not allow your belief systems to cloud your brotherly interactions. Unite around the divinely-inspired aspirations you have in common in order to birth a loving and respectful society. “You can cultivate gracefulness, but graciousness is the aroma of friendliness which emanates from a love-saturated soul.” [UB 171:7:1] What does saturate yours?”