Although it would be nice to think that we live in a world full of kind people, that is an illusion. And sometimes, followers of Jesus are not much better. Alas, every believer has the potential to make wrong decisions and behave in an ungodly way. The reality is all too obvious: no Christian is perfect, and various griefs may follow sin. But it should never be mistaken for the suffering of persecution. Neither should we pretend that God is pleased with us simply because of suffering, when we have brought it upon ourselves.