Earn a Hearing!
A man who was very zealous for the Lord started sharing the Gospel with a neighbor. The neighbor just stared, giving no response to what was being said. In fact, the unsaved neighbor was not even listening to him; instead, he was thinking about his very close friend who had been cheated out of a lot of money by the one who was now sharing the Gospel with him.
No wonder Jesus gave more severe condemnation to the religious hypocrites than He gave to the harlots, publicans, and sinners! (See Matthew 23:13.)