Courage Is Counterintuitive

“Jeremiah seemed the only man likely to lose his life by his bold preaching; yet he had fairer quarter at last than the smooth preachers of his time. If thou are free and bold, thou mayest, indeed, be mocked by some, but thous wilt be reverenced by more: yea, even they that wag their heads at thee, carry that in their conscience which will make them fear thee” (William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour, p. 62).