I read 1 Peter today in the Bible and was absolutely knocked over the head by what it said. It has greatly affected my outlook on the scary and unjust rise to power of Biden and the elites. It seems right now the Christian response is generally to fight, and to call on God to avenge our unfair treatment (the stolen election, forced mask-wearing, repercussions for not taking the vaccine, etc), but look at what St. Peter says in 1 Peter 2:11-24: Living Godly Lives in a Pagan Society 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 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.” 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” This has really struck me, because I'm not really hearing this kind of advice or way of thinking from Christians or Catholics right now. It's making me really reflect on my own attitude and it's strangely really comforted me today. God expects us to be humble and obedient (in all but sin, of course) to even cruel and unjust leaders. And even if Biden stole the election, He couldn't do so without God's allowing it... Which means God has given us Biden as our leader--quite possibly for punishment and purification--and it would be of much more worth to our souls and others to be displaying meekness and charity toward him than this continuous complaining, fear, and rebellious spirit our fellow Christians are encouraging right now. Thoughts?