Real messengers of truth and righteousness agitate and stimulate the soil, ploughing up fallow ground, uprooting old and entrenched systems and dislodging destructive alien life forms. Their message is mostly not initially at all pleasant to the hearer. Their message mostly demands far more than the hearer can do for themselves. Real messengers sew seeds that build into the lives of others, laying fluid foundations of liberty that will stand in any circumstance. They do not spin fanciful yarns which tickle the ears of the shallow of heart nor stimulate the sensually indulgent. They do not say things of convenience which the self-centred, lukewarm masses desire, … in fact, what they even demand to hear. Real messengers of truth and righteousness are usually very misunderstood, scorned and marginalised. Popular they are not. Mostly they live outside of the normal ranks, not because they seek solitude or separation but because it is thrust upon them. They almost exclusively do not find themselves in prominent positions in society and if they do it is an extremely uncomfortable fit. Usually these messengers of light and peace pay dearly for this service, even to the cost of their own lives.