You're so right, I've noticed since Ibeen here, and it hasn't been that long. Any I like the 12-19 verse of that same chapter of Peter which says...Beloved ones, do not be puzzled at the burning among YOU, which is happening to YOU for a trial, as though a strange thing were befalling YOU. On the contrary, go on rejoicing forasmuch as YOU are sharers in the sufferings of the Christ, that YOU may rejoice and be overjoyed also during the revelation of his glory. If YOU are being reproached for the name of Christ, YOU are happy, because the [spirit] of glory, even the spirit of God, is resting upon YOU.
However, let none of YOU suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people’s matters. But if [he suffers] as a Christian, let him not feel shame, but let him keep on glorifying God in this name. For it is the appointed time for the judgment to start with the house of God. Now if it starts first with us, what will the end be of those who are not obedient to the good news of God? “And if the righteous [man] is being saved with difficulty, where will the ungodly [man] and the sinner make a showing?” So, then, also let those who are suffering in harmony with the will of God keep on commending their souls to a faithful Creator while they are doing good.
Your Louisisana Sister