“In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:15-17 ->me: Oh man this is so good! I love this ‘always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you’. This is so encouraging because I have been given this opportunity so many times in the last several months; with everything that has happened with my work, with Brooklyn, and other hard circumstances. God has continued to be so faithful in the grace and mercy of His peace and comfort -> for this, I have HOPE! I have been able to share this with so many people who have actually asked exactly what Peter says here “Ben, how are you even here at work? How are you able to stay so positive and at peace?” Every time I get the chance to share how good God is and it is because of His provision that I have hope, not only in my eternity, but hope in that He is working all of this out for good.