Easter 6 - Year A
1 Peter 3:13-22
“Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good?”
Well, anyone with a me-interest larger than a your-interest.
And so the necessity of a statement that has enough experience to know how real it is that good intentions are no guarantee of security - “You are blessed whether or not you suffer as you do what is right”.
Be ready to keep on doing what your gentle and reverent hope leads you to, even as demands are made to prematurely prove or reluctantly deny your hope.
If I might argue with Peter for a moment, baptism does not save. It sets one on a course of living out an assurance of belovedness.