“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Playing ball depends not only on one throwing the ball skillfully,
but also on one catching it easily.
Teaching is reliable when the hearers’ faith, a sort of natural art, contributes to the process of learning…
For even the very best instruction isn’t any good without a receptive learner.
Even preaching is no good when the hearers lack a teachable spirit.
So faith is the voluntary expectation and anticipation of things already comprehended.
Clement of Alexandria