from The Love of Eternal Wisdom by St. Louis Mary de Montfort
Many years ago I remember reading a tale about St. Louis de Montfort:
Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort would travel on foot through the villages of France to preach. As he reached each village, he'd kneel down and pray a rosary. Sometimes he had an audience; sometimes the audience joined in with him. Once a couple of men tried to ridicule him. Louis Marie Grignion stood up, kissed his rosary, tucked it away safely, and proceeded to beat his hecklers to a pulp. When he returned to his rosary, the hecklers were kneeling beside him.
I don't know how true this story is, but I love the lesson: being a disciple doesn't mean being a doormat.
St. Louis Mary de Montfort, pray for us!