While this scene was playing out - it still is by the way - I was reading Jeremiah 20:9. It occurred to me that this is the dilemma we, as believers daily face. If we are walking The Lord we have been exposed through the Bible to the unimaginable riches we have in Christ. We want to share them, we are commanded to, but we want to... We are surrounded by a culture united in their disease of sin. While they may not be getting treatment their leaders are committed to their positions and their explanations of how life works, and they are engaged in making those strategies work, and like the retired Sgt. Major, they are not inviting contrary conversation. What we would share with them fits into that category. It is offensive, challenges their world view, and requires a response of humility.
It is no wonder that we are hesitant to share. It is no wonder that unless God penetrates those defenses there will be no response.