“In a way, persecution will separate the real from the false, the genuine from the fake.” -Greg Laurie (from Polycarp: Our Example in Persecution)

If you never find yourself persecuted for your faith, be careful. You are either getting too comfortable with the world, or you are isolating yourself so much in the company of your Christian friends that you are not reaching out at all to a lost and dying world. Neither is fulfilling what we are called to do.