What do you mean? How often have we asked that when someone has said something to us that we don't quite understand! Words can be so easily misunderstood. Text messages come to mind ! It is so easy for people to take the wrong meaning from what you say in a text!
That's not how it is with Jesus. I know he didn't have a mobile phone but he was a master story teller. His teaching stories were parables. They were easy to understand.
One such parable is the story of a farmer who sowed seed. Some seed fell on the path and was shrivelled up in the sun. Some fell on a shallow bed of earth which lay on rock. That seed had the same fate! Other seed fell among weeds which grew up and choked the young plant which had started to grow.
But some seed fell on good ground and gave the farmer a rich harvest.
I think Jesus was trying to encourage his followers.
Sometimes we can believe that doing good or being kind is a waste of time as often it seems to be taken for granted.
But the truth is that some of our kindness is appreciated and can bring great happiness to one in need.
So don't give up loving people.
It isn't always useless!