And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled: But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it is better, if the Will of God be so, that ye suffer for the well doing, than for evil doing. 1 Peter, Chapter 3, verses 13-17.
As Christians, we might get laughed at, stigmatized or even isolated from others but that’s a small price to pay for our belief in God. I would much rather suffer this ridicule than to give in for momentary peace, giving up my eternal peace and Salvation. I’m a “Pick Your Battles Christian.” If I look at my two options, I could live life in the fast lane now and be popular but go to hell, or I can risk some ridicule by living up to my Christian ethics and go to heaven. I plan to put my money where there is the greatest chance for reward-heaven!
Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.