Taking a stand breeds natural opponents
I recall someone expressing that if a person has never encountered an opponent, then that person likely never took a stand in any contentious issue.
Maybe this is why suffering is not necessarily punishment; it is a natural by-product of pursuing change for the good.
Luke 9:7-9. Herod the tetrarch
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