You were called to this kind of endurance, because Christ suffered on your behalf. He left you an example so that you might follow in his footsteps.
He committed no sin, nor did he ever speak in ways meant to deceive.
When he was insulted, he did not reply with insults. When he suffered, he did not threaten revenge. Instead, he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.
He carried in his own body on the cross the sins we committed. He did this so that we might live in righteousness, having nothing to do with sin. By his wounds you were healed.
Though you were like straying sheep, you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your lives.