He’s known as the church’s first martyr Stephen. Acts 7 tells us that after being mocked, beaten, and stoned, he cries out, Lord, do not' hold this sin against them. With his last breath, he did not insult his attackers or seek revenge, he obeyed and glorified Christ. Now, you’ll probably never have to face that kind of persecution. But like Stephen you live in a culture filled with people, institutions, and politicians that hate you.