It is all too clear from the news stories lately, Christians are persecuted throughout the world, even here in the United States. In our readings this week, Saint Peter tells us that this persecution can be caused by how we Christians live our lives. Others persecute us for living a moral life which is inconsistent with their immoral ones. This persecution can cause suffering for Christians. However, we can use this experience as a remembrance of Christ’s suffering for us. Continue to live a moral life, despite any sufferings you may have. Give your worries to God to allow yourself to live in peace and contentment knowing that your sufferings will lead you to eternal life with God.
Please read chapters 4 and 5 and answer the corresponding study guide questions. Feel free to share your thoughts or questions regarding the readings by posting your comments on the Week 6 page under James, 1&2 Peter, Jude or on the LGB Facebook page.