• To find salvation, he ignored society’s standards and public image. 
  • His physical ascension foreshadowed his spiritual ascension.
  • God kindly bestows these gifts on us.
  • He wants us to use, cultivate, and multiply them.
  • Our Master demands and rewards responsible stewardship.
  • Doing nothing with our “minas” results in loss.
  • We, like Zacchaeus, are encouraged to seek atonement passionately, regardless of societal judgments.
  • We are expected to use God’s gifts wisely and diligently as the servants given minas.