and see good days
must keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from deceitful speech.
He must turn from evil and do good;
he must seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. –1 Peter 3:10-16
成為基督徒從未附帶免於痛苦孤單的特權, 豈不知各樣的苦難都是化裝的祝福? 惟有逆旅中的躑躅才能體會祂無處不在的陪伴, 也唯有創傷時的疼痛, 才能經歷祂無可比擬的平安. 倘若選擇平順就意味少一點經歷祂, 我寧願選擇風雨中與祂結伴同行–余遠淳