Illiteracy is an awful thing. It prevents people from healthy development. In a way, they can’t be blamed for their failure to understand, since this weakness imprisons them. Sometimes their environment prevents them from learning and sometimes they’ve simply made that choice.
What about the spiritually illiterate—that is, those who don’t have a clue about God and His ways? When we are talking with people we need to realize that they may not be able to grasp what we’re sharing. So we need to be compassionate and patient as God reveals that first glimmer of hope through us. We must realize that while some have chosen spiritual illiteracy, others may not even have been exposed to the truth.
Our job is to speak God’s truth. And realizing that people may lack the ability to understand will help us to share His truth in love, rather than standing in judgment over them.