مِنَ الأَفْضَلِ أَنْ تَتَأَلَّمُوا وأَنتُم تَفعَلُونَ الخَير، إِنْ كانَتْ تِلْكَ مَشِيئَةُ الله، مِن أَنْ تَتأَلَّموا وأَنتُم تَفعَلُونَ الشَّرّ/For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil.
First Letter of Peter 03/13-22:”Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.
I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 06/34-40: “They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day.This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’