“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you as though something strange were happening…” Evidently Peter’s congregation struggled as we do in the contemporary church. We are surprised that we might not “fit” with a world that does not embrace Christ or Christian Faith. What does it mean to share in Christ’s suffering? How can we rejoice when we find ourselves treated like we don’t fit in? We entrust ourselves to you and your will, O faithful Creator. Help us to trust in you and live a Christ-like life.