Whatever disciples derive from study, reflection, prayer and contemplation they are to eventually shout it loudly for the world to hear.
Luke 12: 1 – 7
Even though there were people gathered in their thousands, Jesus was speaking to his disciples. He warned them to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees which was their hypocrisy. The Jews believed that the yeast had a corrupting action when added to flour. In giving the warning Jesus suggested that the Pharisees corrupted people.
Jesus’ teachings and example did not corrupt. He was truth itself. As he did on this occasion, he often taught his disciples in private. Now he said to them, whatever they learned in private proclaim it on the housetops. Similarly, whatever disciples derive from study, reflection, prayer and contemplation they are to eventually shout it loudly for the world to hear.
Of course, public witness to and proclamation of the Good News have brought persecution and death to many over the centuries. Nevertheless, evangelisers must not be deterred by threats of any kind. Disciples must always be prepared for threats, which can only hurt but not annihilate. The only one who can annihilate totally is God.