I get really frustrated when I am the victim of persecution. And I've never been persecuted. I've had people make judgments about me because they know I'm a Christian, or because I'm a pastor, but that's really about it.
Then you read about how these guys were imprisoned, beaten, threatened and ordered not to talk about Jesus anymore. Then, when they are released, they're so excited because they were disgraced because of Jesus and they keep on doing it.
I guess what's so exciting about it is knowing that you're really living a life that pleases God. I mean, people get frustrated because you're doing what God wants and people are reacting to the Jesus they see in you. That's kind of a cool thought. JM