There was a time in western culture when Christianity, if not loved, was at least respected. However over the last number of years it has come increasingly under attack, sometimes quite publicly. For those who live in the West, this poses a new challenge. How should we as Christians respond when we are attacked by the opinion makers in our culture? What can we do about the seemingly strong condemnation that is sometimes directed toward us? As always, we should look to Jesus for guidance and in this passage in Matthew today we find wisdom from Him regarding how best to respond when we are attacked.