In ministry, if you get emotional about the assignment given to you by God, you lose his backing.
Jesus made this clear using phrases like “leave the dead to bury their dead”. You cannot start evaluating how people will feel about your assignment and you surrender it on the altar of emotions. To follow Jesus takes focus and the practice of detachment. Help others but don’t build “soul-ties” such that you will have to keep paying homage. Jesus sent his disciples saying “Greet no man along the way.”
Focus on the assignment.