Suffering in an Aspirin Age

Summary – Peter and John are arrested for proclaiming Jesus as Messiah to the crowd in the Temple, following God healing a crippled man through them. The following morning these two disciples were threatened and warned to never speak of Jesus as Messiah again. These disciples knew the next time they would speak of Jesus, they would not merely be warned, they would be beaten. Jesus promised his followers they would face opposition because of following him, but he also promised to give the words they would need when it was time to speak about him. They knew they would suffer. Do we allow suffering to be part of our journey of following Jesus?