My wife preached yesterday and something stuck out to me from what she said. She explained that it is our job to scatter seed; that is, we have to do our best to proclaim the truth about Jesus.
Sometimes the seed will fall on deaf ears. Other times the seed will take root for a little while, but then it soon dies. Then there are those good times when the seed actually creates deep roots and eventually fruit is produced.
When we proclaim the truth about Jesus and spread that seed, we really never know what kind of ears it will fall on. Some people might listen, some might not. Some will welcome the good news and others will laugh in our face.
The main thing is that we need to continue explaining the truth regardless of the response of the hearers. One problem is that we may be reluctant to proclaim the truth because we are afraid of an unfavorable response.
That must not stop us.
Our job is to proclaim, the rest is up to them.