“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
who bring glad tidings of good things!”
(Rom 10:15)

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