It is easy to fall victim to our own "PR", the mask we wear for others for the sake of status or human respect, a sin. Strip away the mask, laugh at yourself and it will set you free. In that freedom you can enjoy the company of others without bowing to peer pressure and seeking to fit in with the worldly crowd. Seek only to please God by praying daily; by using each moment to walk in service to Him and to uplift our fellow Christians.
Holy Boldness is a fruit of humility. We must be bold, even in the face of persecution, imprisonment, and danger in order to stand firmly for Christ and His Church. When we are humble, it frees us to be bold in carrying the Gospel of Christ to others; for we no longer let the fear of the loss of status stop us from doing that which needs to be done for Christ. We still have the fears, we acknowledge them but we still move forward for Christ and His Church, regardless of the cost. We humbly trust God to perfect all things we seek to do for His Kingdom by entrusting all our actions to Him and His Will.
For the sake of freedom to live our faith unfettered by government interference, our USA Bishops are standing firm in Holy Boldness against the government's Obamacare contraceptive mandates. They know full well it could mean imprisonment. If it comes down to that they shall be in the good company of St. Paul and all the other saints before them who were imprisoned for the sake of Christ. Are they afraid? Probably. But they acknowledge their fears in humility and do not let those fears stop them from speaking out for the sake of religious freedom and for Christ. Our Bishops are human and they have pledged to follow Christ to the Cross if need be. They have taken refuge in the Lord.
May these servants of Our Lord be fortified with Holy Boldness in their faith. God will send His angels to guard our Bishops and all those who stand for religious freedom... this we are promised by God in Psalm 91: