Words of encouragement from this evening’s Lesson for Evening Prayer (I Peter 3:13-4:6) for the three courageous Episcopal Church’s representatives on the Anglican Consultative Council:
“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 defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting 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.”
Stay strong, my sisters and brothers!