But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed,
but set apart the Messiah as Lord in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.
However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.