“For it has been granted to you not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him, since you are encountering the same conflict that you saw me face and now hear that I am facing.”
What an apostle is called to, so are all the people of God. The faith is for all, as is suffering for Christ. We find solace in knowing that others face the same spiritual conflict.
We suffer for Christ not only to live for him but to proclaim him. Together, we learn to trust in the Lord. We pray together, for one another, and rejoice in following the Lord’s path.