And who is there to harm you, if you are zealous for what is good?  But even if you suffer anything for justice’s sake, blessed are you.  So do not fear or stand in awe of suffering that non-believers fear.  But hallow the Lord Christ in your hearts.  Be ready always with an answer to everyone who asks a reason for the hope that is in you.  Yet do so with gentleness and fear, having a good conscience, so that wherein they speak in disparagement of you they who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.  For it is better, if the will of God should so will, that you suffer for doing good, than for doing evil.  (1 Peter 3:13-17)


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