“When I am right give me courage. When I am wrong give me humility.” It can be the most discouraging discovery of all. Opposition often comes from people in the church. Jeremiah’s critics were not “non-believers” (not in their minds at least). They were priests and prophets and people of his city who were deeply concerned about Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 26:8) They were also WRONG about what needed to be said and done. Jesus experienced the same. The majority is not always right. Conflict is not always wrong. Loving God more sometimes means loving people less, and bearing the burden of criticism and anger that inevitably comes. Perhaps this is why God teaches us to pray when we are alone with Him. He is preparing us for the times when we, like Jeremiah, will have to stand with Him as our only source of strength. God help us. It seems to be part of the path.