Peter writes that, as disciples of Jesus, we are to honour everyone, even those who do not honour God. We are to be subject to every human institution, even unjust political rulers. We are to be subject to those in authority over us, even the harsh and cruel. We might say, “Wait a minute! When we surrendered to Jesus, we didn’t sign up for this. We received Jesus to receive the gift of eternal life, not unjust suffering.” What has God called His disciples to? Who are we following?