Medical personnel are trained to evaluate injuries. A surgeon judges a person's "likelihood of survival." Those beyond help he will leave in order to devote his energies to others who have a chance at life.
Christians also leave those who reject the gospel to their fate. In face of rejection, the followers of Christ shake the dust off their sandals. They go on to other places and people who will be receptive. Their time is limited. They can only do so much. They are looking for positive responses to the message. When they hear a no, they move on. Wisdom demands they evaluate, after the fact, receptivity and channel their energies accordingly.
"The evaluation and classification of casualties for purposes of treatment and evacuation. It consists of the immediate sorting of patients according to type and seriousness of injury, and likelihood of survival, and the establishment of priority for treatment and evacuation to assure medical care of the greatest benefit to the largest number. Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005."*
* triage - definition of triage by The Free Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/triage
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