The other day, Joel Osteen posted the following on Twitter: Don't waste time with people who don’t value your gifts or what you have to offer. You are approved, accepted, and anointed. I’m so grateful Jesus doesn’t follow this advice. Jesus “wasted” his time on John the Baptist, even when John didn’t fully appreciate who Jesus was. Jesus didn’t give up on his mother and his brothers, even when they thought he was out of his mind. Jesus was infinitely patient with his disciples, even when they couldn’t understand the most obvious of his parables.