All of us from time to time refrain from saying or doing what we know is right because we fear the consequences that might result. When it comes to matters of faith, however, we must have courage to witness to the truth. The Apostle Peter makes that clear in today’s second reading.
If you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good,
this is a grace before God.
For to this you have been called,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps.
He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.
If we love him, we too can allow no deceit to be found in our mouths.