“But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
22 “He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.”[e]” (I Peter 2:20-22 NIV)
Jesus Christ is the only person in history who is a perfect role model for the human race, because he is the only person who never sinned. Some people say Muhammad is their role model, but Muhammad was a sinner like you and me. Jesus, unlike Muhammad, never sinned.
Therefore we need to follow the example of Jesus by being humble. When people hurt us and abuse us we need to respond in kindness and love the way Jesus did, not war and destruction the way Muhammed did. It is better for us to be unjustly hurt by other people than to run the risk that we will unjustly hurt others.
Don’t get me wrong: God will punish injustice! But in the meantime we live in a day of grace when God is revealing his love to all and giving them a chance to accept His mercy. We need to be like Jesus and show his love and compassion even to our enemies.