A human being’s moral integrity begins when he is prepared to sacrifice his life for his convictions. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian and author)

As a prisoner in his own country during World War II, Bonheoffer’s faith was put to the test. Was his trust in God sufficient to enable him to endure the imprisonment and, ultimately, execution as a traitor to his country? Yes, for he also wrote, “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”

For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good (1 Peter 3:17; 4:19).