"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces." Matthew 7:6
Pretty freaky, huh?
I thought so, too.
After being taught (by word and example) that we are too love everyone, why would Christ say that we shouldn't share the glorious truth of the gospel with everyone? He isn't saying not to live Christ to them, but rather that we shouldn't force the gospel in front of people, especially if they are clearly rejecting Christ with scorn and contempt. Does that mean we should wipe the dust from our feet and move on? Sometimes, it might. I think, rather, that at those times we should redouble our efforts to love and pray for these people. Rather than abandoning or overwhelming them, we should covertly show them what Christ has shown us. The secret mission of the followers of Christ.
May you be discerning today, listening for the Spirit to tell you who is ready to hear the gospel of Christ, and who just needs to be loved right now.
PS Happy Birthday, Dad!