Slaves, place yourselves under the authority of your owners and show them complete respect. Obey not only those owners who are good and kind, but also those who are unfair.
God is pleased if a person is aware of him while enduring the pains of unjust suffering.
What credit do you deserve if you endure a beating for doing something wrong? But if you endure suffering for doing something good, God is pleased with you.
God called you to endure suffering because Christ suffered for you. He left you an example so that you could follow in his footsteps.
Christ never committed any sin. He never spoke deceitfully.
Christ never verbally abused those who verbally abused him. When he suffered, he didn't make any threats but left everything to the one who judges fairly.
Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross so that freed from our sins, we could live a life that has God's approval. His wounds have healed you.
You were like lost sheep. Now you have come back to the shepherd and bishop of your lives.