We can ignore them, which is loving ourselves more than we are loving the other person.
We can assume we know what they mean and get angry lashing out, which is evidence of pride and impatience in our lives.
Hopefully, if we are genuine in our desire to understand and build a relationship with the other person when we fail to understand what is said, we ask questions. If done with humility and real interest it communicates to the other person – “you matter to me, what you think is important, I want to understand you.”
All that is true but all that is to lead us to this point.
How is your communication with God?
When you don’t understand what you are reading in His letters (the Bible) what do you do? Do your eyes glaze over and your mind check out? Do you rush along to get through it, gleaning nothing out of it? Or do you ask questions as you move along? You’d be surprised by how God answers.
What does your approach to Scripture communicate to God about your interest in what He has to say? Is it, “I want to know You”? Or, “I want to get done”?