In today’s reading Matthew 11:1-19 Jesus gives a sobering overview of how people react to God’s word: You won’t listen anyway!
LOOK: There have been all these prophets of old from Isaiah to John and you wouldn’t listen. Whether they preach joy or doom. It doesn’t matter you. God has tried it all and nothing makes sense: “We played wedding music for you, but you wouldn’t dance! We sang funeral songs, but you wouldn’t cry!” That’s what church work feels like at times. People rejected John, eventually decapitated him. People rejected Jesus, eventually crucified him. That’s how messengers of the good news are received.
BUT: All that does not matter, because “God’s wisdom (…) is shown to be true by its results.” Good is gonna prevail in the end, whether we like it or not.