Jesus looked at people for what they could be, not what they had been previously. Are we willing to look at people the way Jesus did? To love “everybody always,” you have to be willing to see the world through other people’s eyes and imagine what it’s like to stand in their shoes. This will cost you something. You will have to be vulnerable. Most people couldn’t stand Zacchaeus. He was a corrupt tax collector, and he must have felt deep shame at times. We feel deep shame sometimes from the addictions we carry. Don’t let that stand in the way of getting closer to Jesus. Zacchaeus didn’t, and it changed his life. Jesus told Zacchaeus that “he too is a son of Abraham.” How can we learn to tell people who they are in God’s eyes?
The Bridge Church- Spanish Springs Campus
August 29, 2021