“But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” (1 Peter 2:20b-21, NIV)
To “follow in his steps” means going wherever He may go, even into the crucible of personal suffering for doing good.
Because He has left us “an example,” it means doing as He has done: Enduring suffering for God’s glory.
To imitate Jesus is our calling! It may be the only glimpse of Christ at work through suffering that some of your neighbors, co-workers, family members, and friends see today. – Luther