If ever we needed proof that being a believer is tough then the life of Jeremiah is certainly a case in point. A Jewish patriot who felt compelled to deliver a message he did not want to give. A prophet who knew from the start his message would be rejected. A man who felt keenly the rejection he experienced. A person who was called to be faithful not successful. Jeremiah’s life and message has much to teach us in a setting that is often antagonistic. He stood by his calling and clung to hope.